Kindersley Health Centre Palliative Care Associate

Palliative volunteers provide social interaction and offer comfort supplies to patients and families receiving care in the hospital.   Training to accompany patients and families ensures volunteers are comfortable in their interactions and will receive gratification for their support. This will improve patient’s social wellbeing as well as physical breaks for families during this end of life experience. 

Volunteers should have good communication skills, understand the dying process as well as cultural and spiritual considerations, must be comfortable with patients at end of life. and have the ability to function in an emotionally stressful environment.    

Volunteers must take Canadian Hospital Palliative Care Volunteer Training  Modules 1-2  and 2 hours with Palliative Care Coordinators

This is an ongoing volunteer role, shifts will vary according to need .