Skip to Content
image description

Hope and Healing Through Connection

DHH is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the provision of non-medical support for those affected by or caring for an individual with a life-threatening illness, as well as bereavement support.

Volunteer with Doane Hospice

From the very beginning, Doane House Hospice has relied on a dedicated team of volunteers to help us to provide exceptional support and services to our community. Volunteers continue to be our greatest strength and currently our team of over 120 provide support to clients, assist with fundraising and events, help out in the office and govern as Board Members. Our programs and services are primarily delivered by trained volunteers who are supported and supervised by staff.  Please click here and here for two short videos on volunteering with Doane House Hospice.

Hospice volunteers come from all walks of life. They vary in age, ethnicity, faith, gender and professional backgrounds. Some volunteer because they want to do something meaningful. Some just like to help people. Some have experienced the loss of a loved one and the experience has changed their lives. Whatever the reason may be, volunteering with Doane House Hospice will enrich your life.



Hospice volunteers are needed because:

  • 90% of Canadians wish to remain in their own homes during the final stages of life but 94% of caregivers say they cannot cope without help – the kind of help that hospice volunteers provide.
  • 75% of deaths today still take place in hospitals
  • 70% of information caregivers (family members) acknowledge that providing care is stressful and indicate they need support

Each week, a volunteer’s gift of time will help nourish and sustain the quality of life for someone living with life threatening illness.

 


 

A Call for Volunteers!

We are looking for 150 volunteers to help support Doane House Hospice and Margaret Bahen Hospice for York Region. There are a variety of different positions and tasks available, and training is provided.

Please contact for more information.

 

image


image description

Picture This

Help sustain the Art Therapy program by purchasing prints of some of the art created by the clients.

Caregiver
Featured Art From the

Art Therapy Program

Art Therapy is a different approach to traditional talk therapy, where participants can use the art process to express thoughts and feelings they may not know how to otherwise express.