Volunteers are an integral part of the end-of-life journey and have a tremendous impact on the lives of the patients that they serve, the hospice team and the families and friends of the terminally ill. Volunteer Opportunities for hospice care are available through both Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw and the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw
• Supportive Care Committee
Works at enhancing the hospice environment where the patient and their family feel wrapped in a circle of holistic supportive care through programs and resources.
• Serenity Garden Beautification Team
Skilled gardeners assist with maintaining our special Serenity Garden on the East side of Pioneer Lodge between May and October
• Public Engagement & Fundraising Committee
Energetic and enthusiastic team players assist with our community outreach and fundraising events with the objective of raising funds and awareness for programs and services.
Saskatchewan Health Authority Volunteer Opportunities
Palliative Care Volunteer
Palliative Care is the physical, emotional, social and spiritual care given to a dying individual and his or her loved ones where active treatment is no longer the goal. Such care may occur in a hospital ward or a long-term care facility, but it is usually a service provided at home. Duties may include companion sitting, reading, music, writing, etc. Palliative volunteers must attend specific orientation and training before actively volunteering.
“The Brightest Stars are those who shine for the benefit of others”