We offer a variety of volunteer programs both in our facility and in the community.

 

Nav-CARE (Community)
Volunteers provide early support in the illness journey. They receive Nav-CARE training skills to search for ways for adults living at home to access services & resources promoting better health & ability to stay connected to their communities.

Friendly Visitor (Hospice, facility & community)
Volunteers companion clients that are alone, lonely and/or isolated. These volunteers can play cards or games, read to, reminisce, etc. with clients.

Adult Day Program (Community)
Basic Adult Day Programs are appropriate for medically stable individuals and focuses primarily on socialization needs, maintaining optimal physical and cognitive functioning, and the provision of caregiver respite. Each day is intentionally designed with the preferences, interests and needs of each member in mind. The schedule is predictable to help with memory retention, yet flexible to accommodate individual preference and endurance. The content varies to provide interesting and stimulating programming. Everyday living activities are incorporated throughout the day to feel like home. Volunteers role is to assist client engagement in all programs, as well as support staff breaks over the lunch hour.

Mealtime Assistant (Hospice, facility & community)
Volunteer complete Mealtime Assistant Training to companion clients during mealtime. Volunteers provide set-up, encourage & guide clients during meal & report results.

Pet Visitation (Hospice & Community)
Volunteers complete Pet Screening  with their pets to companion clients & their families.

Vigil (Hospice & Community)
Volunteers complete Palliative Care Training (which we provide yearly) to companion or sit with clients near death.

Respite (Hospice & Community)
Highly trained volunteers offer companionship, safety and supervision for the care receiver to provide relief, time away, and potential selfcare for a primary caregiver.

Virtual Care/Pen Pal (Hospice & Community) 
Volunteers are paired with clients to provide virtual visitation, help them with smart devices, write letters to/with clients when they are no longer able to write but would like to send cards, etc.

General Needs/Helping Hands
(Hospice only)
Volunteers help with daily needs to keep the hospice “homelike” for the clients living there by watering flowers, washing dishes in the family kitchen area, laundry when needed, etc. Volunteers help decorate for seasons or holidays, make special crafts, put fliers together for upcoming events or workshops, assist with activity-based workshops or events.

Event/Workshop/Educational
Volunteers participate in many different areas of event from helping with planning, folding brochures, posters, coordination, greeting visitors & providing information about the Society, volunteer opportunities, set up, take down. etc.

If you would like more information, please contact:

Fallon Weislein – Volunteer Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 780-518-0358

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“You matter because you are, you matter until the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully but also to live until you die.”

-Dr. Cicely Saunders

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At Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society, we support seniors, individuals and their families to receive compassionate programs, education, and advocacy to improve quality of life from diagnosis to dying and grieving.

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