We are putting together an educational course for our new hospice palliative care volunteers. Can you provide us with some contacts or direction?

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association has published Hospice Palliative Care Volunteers: A Training Program (Print version with CD ROM costs $35.00). This manual contains nine learning modules specific to the volunteer's role in hospice palliative care, and a toolkit to guide the volunteer through the learning modules. It has been developed to help hospice palliative care programs across the country ensure that volunteers receive consistent training and information required to provide high quality services.

There are many hospice palliative care organizations across Canada with expertise in the recruiting, screening, education, and supervision of new hospice palliative care volunteers. For example, other volunteer educational resources available in Canada include:

For more information, browse the For Volunteers section.