Change a life. Change your own.
Our organization thrives because of volunteers like you.
Matthews House volunteers are the backbone of our organization, donating more than 1,400 hours of service per month. Our volunteers come from all walks of life.
The most prized personality traits of a hospice volunteer are flexibility, compassion, a sense of humour and the ability to listen. No medical background or experience is necessary.
Our volunteers are screened by staff, have references checked, undergo a Vulnerable Sector Check and 30 hours of Induction Training before they are placed in contact with clients and/or their families. They are key members of our community interdisciplinary health team and they provide us with support in a variety of roles.
Our volunteers provide client care which can include:
companionship, listening, empathy
simple comfort measures e.g. hand massage, position changes, transfers
assistance with transportation, shopping, light household tasks
bedside vigilance while caregivers recieve some relief
allowing family / caregivers to take time away from home
end-of-life care at the Residential Hospice
Volunteers Help around our Houses, which can include:
meet and greet
What do Matthews House volunteers do?
In-Home Client Visiting (non-medical)
Residential End of Life Care
Facilitation of Support Groups
Caregiver Support / Relief
Facilitation of Therapeutic Day Programs
Wellness Program Therapists
Kitchen, House and Maintenance Duties
Board and Committee Members
Fundraising and Event Planning
Assisting at Speaking Engagements and with Public Relations
Planning and executing events
Sitting on the Board of Directors or other Committees
Interested in becoming a Matthews House volunteer?
Please contact Lisa Shaler to learn more about how you can help.
Please send manual applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lisa at (705) 435-7218.
BECOME AN AMBASSADOR
Matthews House Hospice partners and supporters range from local companies and foundations to individual philanthropists. If you share our passion for transforming end-of-life care in South Simcoe and are interested in helping us build support for our Centre of Excellence, contact us now. Ambassadors are needed to assist in our event fundraising department, which is critical in raising funds for the excellent programs and services our clients have come to love.
An Ambassador has a passion for:
Engaging with people
Assisting in the planning and execution of an event
Attending events/fundraisers as a Matthews House fundraising team member
Helping with post event stewardship – thank you cards, letters, calls and certificates
Listed below are the exciting events that are on the calendar for Matthews House Hospice this year:
Hockey for Hospice – January 12th
Heart to Heart Community Outreach Campaign – Month of February
Hike for Hospice – May 5th
Butterfly Release – June 14th
Annual Golf Tournament – September 11th
Annual Gala – September 27th
If you are interested in assisting with any or all of these events as a Matthews House Ambassador, please contact Brenda at (705) 434-8620 or mailto:email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you.