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Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care

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"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 dora.huang@yeehong.com.

- 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

More opportunities with Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care

Location:

2311 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough, ON M1V 5L3, CA

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

60 Scottfield DriveScarborough, ON M1S 5T7Canada

(43.80864,-79.25454)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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