"The end of life deserves as much beauty, care and respect as the beginning."
Volunteering in a Hospice is one of the most fulfilling things you would ever do in your life!
Yee Hong PK Kwok Hospice (60 Scottfield Drive, Scarborough, ON, M1S 5T7) is the first and currently the only residential hospice in Scarborough. It will start its service this fall, and we are recruiting for volunteers!
We have various opportunities for volunteers from diverse communities in our newly built, state of the art, residential hospice in Scarborough. If you wish to have a rewarding experience, we have volunteer vacancies in the following areas:
- Administration - Reception - Kitchen -- prepare snacks and coffee/tea - Garden -- gardening and indoor plant/flowers - Bereavement Support - Special Events - Fundraising - Residential Visiting Hospice Services (30hrs Training Required) - Community Visiting Hospice Services (30hrs Training Required) -- On hold until further notice - Complementary Therapy (e.g. music, art, meditation, etc.) - Knitting + Sewing -- create comfort bears, crochet or knit lap blankets, slippers and quilts - Tele-check volunteer -- provide support and companionship virtually to patients and caregivers
Whatever your passion is, we can help you express it and fulfill your need through our Volunteer Program at the Hospice. Our volunteers are a critical part of our Hospice operations, we would not be able to offer our programs to our community at no cost without the generous time and knowledge of our volunteers! All volunteers accepted in the program will need to go through comprehensive training provided through the Yee Hong Hospice.
Some of the benefits of becoming a residential care volunteer include:
- Share the "end of life journey" with our residents and their families in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. - Cultivate compassion, caring and communication - Be part of our interdisciplinary team - Obtain a better understanding of life, death and bereavement
Some of the benefits of becoming an administrative/special events volunteer include:
- Support fundraising and community engagement initiatives - Develop event planning and management skills - Gain valuable communications and public relations skills - Gain valuable work experience
How to become a Hospice Volunteer - Application Form - Information Session - Interview and reference check - Vulnerable Sector Screening - Health Review - Free training will be provided!
You could apply by filling out an application form and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Download Application Form here: PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jYAI3ixnA3ap17-KLvch85DhfSUZFYmU/view?usp=sharing Doc: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l2V9EDEvV2iMxIWjxYoZl7TdTuHGU0BH/view?usp=sharing
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
2311 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough, ON M1V 5L3, CA
To enable Chinese Canadian and other seniors to live their lives to the fullest, healthy, independent and dignified, through our continuum of excellent, culturally appropriate care.
Yee Hong is a non-profit senior care organization, delivering high-quality, culturally appropriate services to Chinese and other ethnic seniors since 1994. Operating 805 long-term care home beds and a wide range of community support services, Yee Hong annually serves over 15,000 individuals across the Greater Toronto Area.