Meet our volunteers
I started to volunteer after my experience, when my mother needed palliative care services. I was so impressed with the amount of compassion given to my mother as well as what was given to my family. I vowed, that one day, I would volunteer at a palliative care center.
Three years ago, I started to volunteer in patient care helping the nursing staff care for our patients. I then added kitchen duties and this winter help was needed at reception.
No matter what area I assist, there are some common elements - kindness and respect are the top two that come to mind. I leave after each shift feeling blessed to have had the privilege to hopefully contribute and be part of this team.
As we are all very different, I would strongly encourage anyone to reach out to palliative care and talk with the Director of Volunteer Resources to see where/how you can fit in...
Whether it is in patient care, kitchen detail, laundry, house cleaning, deliveries, gardening or reception there is a place that is right for you!!!
Beverly Duffy Zimmerman
I have been volunteering at the Palliative Care Residence for eight years. It is a wonderful place run by many good workers and volunteers who whole heartedly give their best.
I decided to volunteer here as I retired and was looking to do something good to give back to the community and this wonderful country to which I migrated many moons ago.
Wonderful people to work with and very competent at what they do.
Love the Palliative Care Residence.
Marjolaine, Gale and Francine
Bosica, whom we affectionately name Bo