Become a Volunteer

The Heart of Hastings Hospice Volunteers help us in the Madoc, Marmora, Stirling and Tweed areas

  • Hospice offers our volunteers an opportunity to support their community
  • Volunteering is more than giving a few hours; it is making a difference in someone's life
  • Volunteers receive 30 hours of training developed by the Hospice Palliative Care Association of Ontario

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in any of the above areas please fill out an application or contact us at 613 473-5125.  You can also mail us at:  

Email to :  info@heartofhastingshospice.ca
Mail to: 17 McKenzie Street, Madoc, ON, K0K 2K0

 (Apply Here)

Here's what our Volunteers say about the Heart of Hastings Hospice:

"I have had the privilege of volunteering with the Heart of Hastings Hospice for a period of three years.  During this time I have felt valued and made to feel as though I belong to a team that is passionate in helping others who are at the end of life.
In addition to providing care to Hospice patients and their families, I feel I receive as much as I give and my life is enriched by making a difference during this very difficult time for both the patient and their families.
One patient in particular that I spent a period of five months visiting on a regular basis touched my heart in a very special way.  I went to her house several times a week and made her bed, shopped for groceries, helped her with laundry when the need arose, prepared a little more than I needed when making meals including Christmas dinner and delivered it to her home.

Those small things made her life easier and she knew she could call any time and her smallest need would be met.  There is no requirement to do some of the jobs a volunteer will willingly do but the love and appreciation that is expressed by the patient and the family is so wonderful that any volunteer would gladly go above and beyond what is expected of them.
The joy of making a life a little brighter and helping them know they are not alone at this difficult time is more than any volunteer can ask."

 

While we were caring for my husband Nolan at home during the last stages of his illness, we often needed supplies quickly. We would call Heart of Hastings Hospice and the response was immediate and compassionate. 'Hospice' was like a life line during that period of turmoil and grief as we strove to care for Nolan and make him comfortable. My family and I will always be grateful for that kindness. It was such a comfort to know that if we needed help, Hospice was there. What a wonderful support Hospice provides to families who are experiencing the impending loss of a loved one.
  • Municipality of Centre Hastings
  • Municipality of Marmora and Lake
  • Municipality of Tudor and Cashel
  • Municipality of Tweed
  • Township of Madoc
  • Township of Stirling-Rawdon