Ways to Volunteer

White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society volunteers provide an invaluable service to the community. Through their warm and compassionate care, there are hundreds of families each year whose quality of life is made tolerable at a time when facing daily life can be difficult.

When volunteering for Hospice you may consider any or all of the following options:

1. Become a "Friend of Hospice" or an Auxiliary Volunteer

Provide assistance:

  • in our office.
  • with maintenance of our house.
  • providing baked goods for our tea service, held twice weekly, at the Peace Arch Hospital's Hospice Unit.
  • with the various fundraising events held throughout the year.
     

2. Become a Client Volunteer

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, in groups, or in weekly drop-in sessions.
     

3. Specific Expertise

Although we have regular programs that keep our volunteers very busy, from time to time we need extra assistance, or a particular skill. Please check this area frequently for opportunities. We welcome your participation.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can:
     -  contact our Coordinator of Volunteers at: 604-531-7484 or 
     -  email us or
     -  download and complete the WRSSHS Application below and mail it in or drop it off           at the office.  
 

4.  Volunteer at our Thrift Store

The White Rock South Surrey 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, become an integral part of our organization and join our dedicated group as we continue to grow. 

Your four hours per week as cashier, floor help, or stockroom 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. 

For more information on volunteering at the Thrift Store, please call Victoria at 604-538-7600.
 

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WRSSHS Volunteer Application.pdf140.98 KB
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