Volunteering

 


The Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence (VSPCR) is situated in the heart of Hudson, in a quiet, rural setting, offering specialized care and services to persons at end-of-life and support for their loved ones, since it’s opening, September, 2010, all free of charge.

These services are available to everyone within the 23 municipalities of the region of Vaudreuil-Soulanges .

It is in large part thanks to the invaluable contributions of our 240 volunteers, who are an integral part of the Residence’s team, that we offer excellent free services to the entire population, 365 days year.


LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS WITH BIG HEARTS

The strength of a community is built TOGETHER.
Your contribution Our contribution
COMMITMENT

Commit to give time and share one’s talents.

COMPETENCIES

Offer continuous training.

COOPERATION

Work within the Residence team.

COLLABORATION

Collaborate with you to ensure you have an enriching experience.

COMPASSION

Support patients and their families.

SUPPORT

Guide you in your volunteer journey.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER AND HELP IN ONE OR MORE OF THESE AREAS: 

Patient Care:  5 hours/week or every 2 weeks (weekdays or weekends)

Kitchen: 3.5 hours/week or every 2 weeks (evenings or weekends)

Housekeeping: 4 hours/every 2 weeks (weekends)

Laundry: 4 hours/week (weekends)

Recognition:  On the phone, from home, at your convenience

Fundraising and Events: On-call (weekends)

REGISTRATION

Please contact one of our volunteer coordinators below and fill-in the volunteer registration form.

Susan Bednarski  450-202-2202, ext. 138       sbednarski@mspvs.org


A Committed Team

Since its inception in March 2005, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation has distinguished itself in the region and was awarded the “Hommage bénévolat Québec 2013” prize, one of the highest government distinctions in the field of volunteerism, in the category for Non-Profit Organization of the Year, thanks to the incredible contribution of volunteers.

Become a Volunteer:

In addition to offering our volunteers the opportunity to choose their volunteer work and make a difference in their community, there are several reasons why people volunteer their time with our organization:

  • To do something meaningful, in a warm and humane environment
  • To make new friends
  • To volunteer with family or friends
  • To utilize their strengths and develop new ones
  • To add to their C.V.
  • To bring happiness to families and patients
  • Just because it feels good!

Nearly 240 volunteers donate approximately 1,600 volunteer hours per month at the VSPCR, in the following areas:

  • Patient Care
  • Reception
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • Kitchen /Home Baking
  • Housekeeping
  • Administration
  • Other: depending on individual skills and interests

People who speak French, English, are bilingual or unilingual, regardless of age, who wish to offer some of their time, are welcome join us in a warm, inviting work environment.

No experience is necessary, ongoing training is provided.

We are proud of our volunteers and we respect their limits while building on the strengths of everyone.

 

*** Basic 12 hours training for volunteers. Meeting required prior to training. If interested, please contact Susan Bednarski at 450 202-2202, ext. 138 or sbednarski@mspvs.org

 

National Volunteer Week

A Resounding Week of Thanks!

Without them, we couldn’t do it. The 200 plus volunteers who work with us are a vital link to the pursuit of our mission. From patient care, to the reception desk, housekeeping, the kitchen, and more, they give approximately 21,000 hours of volunteer work per year to the Palliative Care Residence.

Well, okay, they don’t work for the glory; but this National Volunteer Week (April 15-21) is theirs and we’re taking the opportunity to honour them.

These dedicated volunteers, who work or are retired, give on average, four hours weekly or every two weeks. Other volunteers offer their time, “on-call” according to the needs of the Residence, and some give support, working on individual fundraising events.

Volunteers contribute in many areas, also including, laundry, home baking, care, administration, gardening, lawn care, Recognition and Grief Follow-up programs and translation. We also have the volunteer services of a hairdresser, an electrician, musicians and a massage therapist, who has dedicated half a day every week since the opening of the Residence. Recognition is reflected this week across the country, honoring all these generous ” donors of time, talent and energy. ”

If you wish to join the Volunteer Team, you are welcome to contact the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence.

In Canada, National Volunteer Week runs under the theme “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – Building confidence, competence, connections and community”  and in Quebec, under the theme “I  do it, you do it, let’s us join our voluntary efforts!”.

National Volunteer Week was first conceived in Canada in 1943 as a way to celebrate the contribution made by women on the home front to the war effort. After World War II ended, National Volunteer Week declined in popularity until the 1960s when it revived and eventually began gaining popularity in the United States as well.