A society cannot be healthy and vibrant without taking care of its most vulnerable members.
The Revelstoke Hospice Society was incorporated as a society since 1994 and continues to offer support to the community of Revelstoke. Have you ever wondered why people volunteer with the Hospice Society? The answer that each volunteer gives is different, but there is a theme.
Some volunteers will share a personal story of a loved one who received hospice care in the past. And now they feel it’s time to give back. Or some volunteers want to give back because of a need to give time and comfort to those who are facing terminal illness or give time to socially isolated seniors. There are some volunteers that have a medical background. They have told me that they are at a point in their life that they want to give back to the community.
The recurring theme is, giving. Giving of ourselves and our time can make a huge difference to a person’s life. When your loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness the emotions and thoughts are everywhere. Or a senior who has no family or friends that can visit them, they can feel so alone and forgotten. In each of these scenarios having support from a compassionate volunteer can lesson some of the emotional confusion. Grief shared is grief diminished. No one wants to be alone while facing such hardships. We all want to belong.
Would you say you are a compassionate person who has a few hours a week to share with someone who needs a friendly visit? If you answered yes, maybe it’s time for you to consider volunteering.
More ways to volunteer
Many seniors benefits from the social interaction brought by the volunteers who participate in this program. Volunteers will need to submit an Interior Health Volunteer Application Form.
Apply to be a Volunteer
- Pals volunteers should fill in the electronic application form below.
- Palliative Care volunteers should fill in the electronic application form below. You must also download the Interior Health volunteer application form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Walking Program volunteers need only download the Interior Health volunteer application form and submit to email@example.com.
Revelstoke Hospice Society Volunteer Application Form