Volunteering at St. Joseph's Hospice

Volunteer Openings

Volunteer Reflexologists:  Certified reflexologists provide therapies to clients in the community and in our Hospice Wellness Centre. Therapists must have completed a Reflexology Program at an approved educational facility. 

Volunteer Esthetician: Certified Estheticians needed to provide manicures and pedicures in our Hospice Wellness Centre.

Volunteer Hairstylist: Certified hairstylist needed to provide haircut and style in our Hospice Wellness Centre.

Volunteer Gardeners: Volunteers meet weekly either on a Tuesday or Thursday morning from 9am-12pm from June through to October helping with planting, watering and weeding. If you have a passion for gardening, like being outdoors, enjoy meeting other volunteers this may be just the volunteer role for you.  

To apply for any of these volunteer roles, please click here to complete the Volunteer Application Form. For more information, please contact Carla McDonald, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, at 519-931-3468 or carla.mcdonald@sjhospicelondon.com.

Hospice volunteers will be required to take the Fundamentals of Palliative Care course offered at St. Joseph's Hospice.

Other Volunteer Roles:

Volunteer Visitor
Volunteer visitors offer comfort and companionship to clients with a palliative illness as well as respite for their caregivers and families in the community. Weekday availability and transportation is preferred.  

Special Event/Fundraising Volunteer
Volunteers support St. Joseph's Hospice special events, including planning committee participation, logistics and fundraising support. If you are interested in this role, please contact Cassandra Benard at cassandra.benard@sjhospicelondon.com or 519-931-3463.

Direct Support Volunteers
Direct Support volunteers assist the clinical staff with the care of the residents.  Volunteers need to have completed Fundamentals of Palliative Care Training as well as 4 coaching/shadowing shifts for the role.

Grief and Bereavement Volunteers
Grief and Bereavement Volunteers support the bereaved in a variety of ways including facilitating Grief support and Mindfulness groups and leading Connecting With Others groups. They also assist with administrative work. 

Volunteer Drivers: Volunteers drive our palliative and bereaved clients to and from appointments at Hospice. They also drive our palliative clients to medical appointments in the community. Proof of insurance and driver's abstract required. Volunteers need to have completed Fundamentals of Palliative Care Training.

Kitchen Volunteers
Kitchen volunteers assist the Food and Nutrition Coordinator in the residential kitchen with meal preparation and sanitation of kitchen. 

Reception Volunteer
The reception volunteer role involves welcoming and directing clients, family members and guests at our Reception Centre. Answering the telephone and transferring calls.  Assisting with mail-outs. Refreshment set-up for internal meetings.


Volunteer Screening Process

All prospective volunteers will be subject to our screening process. St. Joseph's Hospice maintains the highest level of screening and training to ensure the safety of our clients, families and volunteers. 


Apply to Volunteer

Please click here to fill out the Volunteer Application Form.

If you would like to apply in-person, or request more information about the volunteer program, please contact Carla McDonald. Please leave your contact information including your email and you will be contacted within 2 weeks.

Carla McDonald, Coordinator of Volunteer Services
519-931-3468
carla.mcdonald@sjhospicelondon.com