How Can I Help?

Over 200 volunteers are the heart and soul of Hospice Peterborough. Volunteers support both the people we serve and the organization in a variety of ways. Their skills and experience are invaluable and appreciated every day!

Organizational Volunteer Roles at Hospice Peterborough

  • Join a fundraising special event team to raise awareness and funds
  • Join a Board committee
  • Become a member of the Board of Directors
  • Assist in the office with reception or clerical tasks
  • Assist with communication and promotion
  • Contribute your professional expertise

Client support volunteers roles in the community and at Hospice Peterborough

  • Visit with clients and families to provide companionship, emotional support and practical help
  • Visit with a client to give the caregiver a time of respite
  • Prepare meals or run errands for clients
  • Provide grief support for families
  • Co-facilitate support groups

Fundraising/Events volunteers roles at Hospice Peterborough

  • Fundraising volunteers help organize and run events
  • Events volunteers are key to helping events such as Hike for Hospice
  • Fundraising and events volunteers often take the volunteer training program but it is not mandatory, some events have high school volunteers who may count this toward their graduation hours.

Volunteer Orientation, Training & Support

If you would like to become a Hospice Peterborough volunteer, in any capacity, please contact Barb Ross at bross@hospicepeterborough.org or (705) 742-4042 ext. 224.

A volunteer orientation session is available for all volunteer roles. This orientation session is also valuable for everyone interested in learning more about the organization and volunteering in any capacity.

After the orientation session, you can contact Carolyn for a follow-up interview if you are interested in participating in the 10-session client support volunteer training program, offered twice yearly (Spring and Fall).

This interactive training program consists of 30 hours of classes, discussions, guest speakers, and reflective exercises. Client support work takes special volunteers and this process is designed to help you explore if you are ready and appropriate for a hospice setting.

Paula Greenwood

For more information or to register for a volunteer orientation session,
please contact Barb Ross

(705) 742-4042 ext. 224