The Society provides the resources necessary to train palliative care volunteers who then give their time to patients in the hospital, in long-term care facilities and in homes. Our trained, working in Sydney, North Sydney and Glace Bay, volunteers provide companionship and offer short respite for the family or caregiver. The service has approximately 75 volunteers both male and female. Families interested in using the services of the volunteer program can make a request through any member of the Palliative Care Team. The selection of a volunteer is conducted by considering interests and personalities. When a volunteer is assigned, they generally continue with the same person as long as the patient or family feels s/he is needed.
See here for more information about the Volunteer Program or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (902) 567-8160.