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Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities to volunteer are available in both our Residence and Community Programs. No matter which area you choose, your compassion and support will make a meaningful impact on the lives of Bethell Hospice residents, community clients and their families.

We are currently accepting applications for a Volunteer Board Member with leadership experience specifically with a Finance/Accounting designation (CPA). Please submit your resume and letter of interest to Janette Panhuis, Chair – Board of Directors to jpanhuis@bethellhospice.org

Volunteer Board Member - Finance

Bethell Hospice is seeking a dedicated, qualified community minded individual to fill 1 position on our Board of Directors.  Bethell Hospice is a not-for-profit agency that provides community and residential hospice care to people diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.  Previous Board experience is not necessary. Our skilled professional staff and trained volunteers walk alongside those who are facing life-challenging illness; supporting them, their families and friends.  This is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many when you bring your skills; commitment and abilities to the Hospice.

We are seeking an individual with leadership experience specifically with a Finance / Accounting designation (CPA)

Board of Director Responsibilities includes:

  • Prepare for and attend monthly Board meetings
  • Lead the Finance Committee of the Board as the Treasurer and participate on the Executive committee.
  • Participate in an annual, full day strategic session;
  • Participate in implementation of the strategic direction for the organization;
  • Monitor the organization’s performance to achieve the vision and mission of Bethell Hospice;
  • Assess financial viability and sustainability of the organization and participate in the approval of the budget;
  • Prepare/review necessary policy and by-law amendments;
  • Collaborate with Bethell Hospice Foundation’s Board to assist in raising funds for the organization; and
  • Actively contribute to the functioning of the Board;

Time Commitment: 12 – 15 hours per month

Location: 15835 McLaughlin Road, Inglewood             

If you are enthusiastic about making a difference, please forward your resume and letter of interest to Janette Panhuis, Chair – Board of Directors at jpanhuis@bethellhospice.org. Interviews for selected candidates will take place in early 2024.

We are also accepting applications for Maintenance Volunteers at Bethell Hospice. To learn more, reach out to Kat Powell, our Volunteer Program Manager at kpowell@bethellhospice.org

Maintenance Volunteers

Are you a handy person who would love to give back to your community?

If you answered yes, Bethell Hospice is looking for you!

Bethell Hospice is searching for individuals who would enjoy giving back to our community by sharing their talents as our Maintenance Volunteers.

Duties will be based on your skills & our needs.
Let us know what you shine at – we want to hear from you!

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Minor repairs outdoors/indoors

Snow removal

Grass cutting/ whipper snipping

Keeping our outdoor patio spaces tidy and welcoming

Other duties as assigned!

We are ideally looking for someone who lives locally and is available for 1 shift per week (4 hours typically in the mornings, but we’re flexible).

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

To learn more, reach out to Kat Powell, our Volunteer Program Manager:

Email: kpowell@bethellhospice.org or

Phone: 905-838-3534 ext. 2245

  • Administrative Support
    Administrative Volunteers provide support to various administrative roles within Bethell Hospice.
  • Gardening
    Gardening Volunteers help with the upkeep of the grounds, ensuring a peaceful and beautiful natural environment for our residents and visitors.
  • Grief & Bereavement Support
    Grief & Bereavement Support Volunteers work with our professional staff to offer support to those who have lost a loved one. Opportunities to work with adults, teens or children are available.
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen volunteers prepare individualized meals for residents, prepare tasty home-baked goods and provide a light lunch option for visitors and family members.
  • Maintenance
    Maintenance Volunteers assist with general maintenance tasks in the Bethell Hospice residence and the grounds.
  • Reception
    Reception Volunteers are the first point of contact for anyone arriving at Bethell Hospice. They greet and provide support to individuals, families and service providers as they visit, as well as operating the Bethell Hospice switchboard.
  • Resident Support
    Resident Support Volunteers actively contribute to the well-being of resident and their families, offering companionship and emotional support.

Community Program – Locations throughout Caledon & Brampton

  • Community Outreach & Awareness
    Community Outreach & Awareness Volunteers provide information and educational resources to local community groups, organizations and churches through speaking engagements.
  • Event Support for Community Fundraisers
    Community Fundraising Event Volunteers attend fundraising events in support of Bethell Hospice to assist event organizers. Opportunities include event registration, assisting with silent auctions, event set up, and many other event specific roles.
  • Grief & Bereavement Support
    Grief & Bereavement Support Volunteers work with our professional staff to offer support in a group setting to those who have lost a loved one. Opportunities to work with adults, teens or children are available.
  • In-Home Visiting
    In-Home Visiting Volunteers are specially trained to provide a reassuring presence, companionship and comfort both for palliative individuals receiving care at home and for their caregivers and family members. Additionally, volunteers can provide respite for caregivers who need a break from their caregiving. Volunteers generally spend 1-4 hours with clients on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

We also welcome qualified Holistic Therapy Practitioners to offer Complementary Therapies, both in our Bethell Hospice Residence and to our Community Clients.  A minimum of level 2 certification is required in Therapeutic Touch, Reflexology or Massage.

 

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