Beth Donovan Hospice has a long history and connection with the communities of North Grenville and Merrickville-Wolford. We strive to provide comfort, support respite and expertise to residents of our communities who are living with a life altering illness.
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization, and we have a very dedicated group of volunteers who commit many hours of their time to helping some of our most vulnerable neighbours and friends.
The Hospice provides in home volunteers who spend time with clients and allow families and caregivers respite. We also have a very active day hospice program, where people have a chance to socialize, laugh and form new friendships. Drivers are needed to help provide transportation for our day hospice folks.
Volunteers also assist with our bereavement and caregiver support programs.
Volunteering with the Hospice can be a rich and rewarding experience. The opportunity to spend time with someone as they approach the end of their life, or as they and their family cope with a difficult illness, is a privilege and an honour. It will enrich your life, and you may find strength and understanding that you did not know you had.
Volunteers are provided with a 30-hour training session, and we provide ongoing support and education for all our volunteers.
There is also an opportunity to volunteer in a capacity that is not directly client related. We are looking for volunteers to assist with gardening, building management, maintaining our community library, or assisting with fundraising activities.
Our next volunteer orientation begins September 11 and continues each Wednesday thereafter until October 9, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Orientation will take place at the Hospice, 1107 French Settlement Rd.
If you are interested in becoming involved in this wonderful organization and giving back to your community, please call Janet-lee Ferris at (613) 258-9611 ext 0.
We look forward to getting to know you!