How much do volunteers make a difference in Palliative care?


The impact of volunteerism affects everyone! Some volunteers have reported a strengthening of their own faith, help through their own grief, and self development.


Volunteers also allow for people to remain in their homes longer, raise awareness of what palliative and hospice care is, as well as helping hospices and hospice societies remain open.  


Read the latest research here: A snapshot of hospice volunteers in Alberta as community capacity builders: Results of focus group and individual interviews by: Dr. Kyle Whitfield and Dr. Martin LaBrie, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, May 23, 2017.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

The Airdrie & District Hospice Society is fully operated by volunteers, including the Board of Directors, Special Event Volunteers, and Palliative Companions.


Volunteers come from all walks of life with the defined purpose of providing comfort and quality of life to those with a life-limiting illness, and everyday support to their families. Their dedication is where the Airdrie and District Hospice Society draws its strength and vitality.​


We currently have the following volunteer opportunities available:


Palliative Care Companion      Board Member         

Special Event Volunteers - Assist at special events throughout the year, including Hike for Hospice, and the Tree of Hope.

  

Please contact us to learn more about how you can get involved!

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Research Volunteer Opportunity: The Role of Parks and Natural Places in Rural Palliative Care: Experiences and processes for parks engagement


Researchers with Mount Royal University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, and the AHS Rural Palliative Service, sponsored by the Alberta Parks Research Fund, invite those receiving palliative care (along with their caregivers or companions), to share their experiences of visits to Alberta Parks.


The study will enrol 4 individuals (adults receiving palliative care – along with companions and/or caregivers). Two individuals’ park visit interviews will be arranged for the end of June 2017, and two in early September 2017. Once all four park visit interviews are completed, the study will close.


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Airdrie & District Hospice Society (ADHS)
Box 70014, Creekside RPO 
Airdrie, Alberta T4B 0V9

Email: hospiceairdrie @gmail.com 

Phone: 403 880.0424

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