Visiting Volunteers

The Role of the Visiting Volunteer

Hospice Huntsville Visiting Volunteer Program

Hospice Huntsville offers trained volunteers who are willing to provide 24 hour end-of-life vigil in private homes, hospital, long-term care facilities or in our residential hospice, Algonquin Grace.

Caregiver Respite

Visiting volunteers can stay with your loved one while you, as a caregiver, take a much needed break to what you have to- attend an appointment, hair cut, go out for dinner, attend your child/grandchild’s children’s concert or just to have a bubble bath.

Overnight Respite

Hospice volunteers can sit overnight with your loved one so you can get a good night’s sleep to help avoid getting rundown. Our Visiting Volunteers provide non-medical care and support such as:

  • Companionship, reading aloud, listening
  • Simple comfort measures, back rubs, position changes, transfers
  • Bedside vigilance while family members/caregivers rest
  • Respite for caregivers to take a break away from home
  • Bereavement support

For further information or any questions on our Visiting Volunteer program, please contact Jane Weiland Program Coordinator at Hospice Huntsville 705-789-6878 Ext. 200 or email jweiland.hospiceh@vianet.ca