Hospice volunteers reach out to the community from the hospice kiosk located at the hospital and at community events to build awareness and raise funds to support hospice care.
Trained Client Volunteers can provide a range of support, from emotional support to helping individuals adjusting to grief, loss and bereavement. They can also provide respite time to caregivers who work so hard and can use a much needed break. Read more on How we can help.
Hospice Client Volunteer training
Elk Valley Hospice offers a yearly Volunteer training course starting each September. The course is facilitated by Elk Valley Hospice volunteer trainers and volunteer guest speakers through the Fernie College of the Rockies Fernie Campus. The 24 hour (eight sessions) course introduces participants to a wide range of duties to assist individuals and their families with end of life support. The course curriculum includes the following topics: Attitudes of the Dying and their Families (emotional, psychological and spiritual), responsibilities of volunteers (day to day tasks), Grief and Bereavement, Communication skills, Care of Volunteers.
Engage with our volunteers
Visit the Hospice kiosk at the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie or email the Hospice administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to get involved.
Anyone can join one of our Hospice learning and sharing sessions to meet our volunteers that sit with clients, work at the Kiosk or help with Events.