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Hospice is about living!

Become A Volunteer

Ways to Volunteer

There are hundreds of families each year whose quality of life is improved by our Volunteers warm and compassionate care at a time when facing daily life is a struggle.  Whether volunteering directly with Clients, helping out at the office, assisting at events or volunteering at our Thrift Store, Peace Arch Hospice Society Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do and they provide an invaluable service to the community.   Become a volunteer for our Hospice Society and discover a special kind of joy that comes from helping those who need it most.

Consider volunteering for Peace Arch Hospice Society in any or all of the following ways:

Become an Auxiliary and/or Event Volunteer

As an Auxiliary Volunteer, you can provide assistance with any of the following:

  • Light Office and/or Kitchen Organization
  • Light Maintenance of our facility
  • Providing baked goods for our tea service (which is held twice weekly, at the Peace Arch Hospital’s Hospice Unit)

 

As an Event and/or Fundraising Volunteer, you can provide assistance with any or all of our annual events:

  • Hike for Hospice
  • Annual Dance
  • Celebrate-a-Life
  • Community Awareness Events
Become a Client Volunteer

In this role, you will provide direct care to hospice clients who are facing an advanced illness, or who are bereaved. This could involve any of the following:

  • One-to-one support at home, in hospital, or in care facilities
  • Regular visiting with patients and visitors in the Hospice Unit, and other units, at Peace Arch Hospital
  • Care and respite for family members in vigil situations
  • 24-hour on-call response to families at Peace Arch Hospital Emergency in cases of unexpected death
  • Co-facilitating support groups for bereaved children, teens, and adults
  • Assisting at a day camp for grieving children
  • Leading a weekly walking group
  • Co-facilitating relaxation sessions, individually or in a group
  • Co-facilitating monthly ‘Cooking Together’ groups
Become a Volunteer at our Thrift Store

The Peace Arch Hospice Thrift Store has become a destination shop for discriminating treasure hunters and raises funds to support the Hospice Society.  At present, we have over 100 committed and caring volunteers who donate their time to receive, sort, price, and display new merchandise daily.  If you have a flare for retail and enjoy meeting some of the nicest people while giving back, join our dedicated group and help us grow!

Your four hours per week as cashier, floor help, or stockroom (receiving) help will ensure that we continue to provide our community with a unique shopping experience while allowing the Hospice Society to be less dependent on fundraising and government grants. Volunteering at the Thrift Store helps the Hospice Society to continue to provide the exceptional care given to those who are dying or bereaved, all free of charge to the community.

For more information on volunteering at the Thrift Store, please call 604-538-7600 and ask for our Coordinator of Volunteers or download the Thrift Store Volunteer Application located under ‘Our Thrift Store’ tab.

 

Volunteer Education & Support

Several educational and social events are planned for volunteers throughout the year, as well as regular support meetings for those involved with hospice clients. We are committed to helping Hospice Society volunteers receive the best training possible so they can deliver the special kind of care our clients and their families need. A library of resources is also readily available to encourage ongoing learning opportunities.

Special Hospice Volunteer Training is required to work directly with hospice clients as follows:

Level 1 - Support Training
  • Basic Palliative & Bereavement
  • Focuses mainly on care and companionship of palliative care clients – listening skills
  • Runs one full Saturday and 7 evenings or afternoons, usually twice a year
Level 2 - Support Training
  • Advanced Palliative & Bereavement
  • For those who have completed Level 1, and have some experience working with hospice clients
  • Stronger focus on understanding and care of the bereaved
  • Runs for a full weekend (Sat/Sun) and usually once a year
Group Leadership Training
  • For those who have completed Levels 1 and 2 and have an interest in co-facilitating Hospice Society support groups
  • Runs for a full weekend (Sat/Sun) and scheduled as needed

If you are interested in volunteering for the Peace Arch Hospice Society please download and complete the Peace Arch Hospice Society Application Form and mail it in, email it, or drop it off at the office.  If you have questions regarding volunteering, you can contact our Coordinator of Volunteers at 604-531-7484 or email us.  Please note: If you would like to volunteer for our Thrift Store, please download the application under the ‘Our Thrift Store’ tab.

Become a Part of Something Special

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Where to Find Us

Peace Arch Hospice Society

Supportive Care Centre
15435 16a Ave Surrey, BC V4A 1T2
Tel. 604-531-7484 Open Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm
Email: contactus@pahospicesociety.org

Peace Arch Hospice Society
15435 16a Ave, Surrey, BC V4A 1T2, Canada

Supportive Care Centre
15435 16a Ave Surrey, BC V4A 1T2
Tel. 604-531-7484 Open Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm
Email: contactus@pahospicesociety.org

Direction

Peace Arch Hospice Society Thrift Store

Unit 2A - 15562 24th Avenue Surrey, BC V4A 2J5 Tel: 604-538-7600
Email: thriftstore@pahospicesociety.org

Store Hours
Mon. – Fri. 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Closed Sundays & Statutory Holidays
Peace Arch Hospice Society Thrift Store
15562 24 Ave #2a, Surrey, BC V4A 2J5, Canada

Unit 2A - 15562 24th Avenue Surrey, BC V4A 2J5 Tel: 604-538-7600
Email: thriftstore@pahospicesociety.org

Store Hours
Mon. – Fri. 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Closed Sundays & Statutory Holidays
Direction

Peace Arch Hospice Society

15435 - 16A Avenue, South Surrey
British Columbia, Canada V4A 1T2
Tel. 604-531-7484

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