Child and Family Support
Volunteer Types: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support, Health Care
Organization types: Community and Social Services
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: August 1, 2024
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Assist professional care team with direct guest care to enhance the quality of life for the child and his/her/their family during their stay at Roger Neilson Children’s Hospice.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Learn of guest admissions and needs upon arrival
• Communicate with Recreation Therapists and/or nursing staff upon arrival and
after shift
• Interact with guests, siblings, and family members
• Be present in the capacity that families require
• Accompany guests and entertain by the bedside, in the playroom, Snoezelen
Room, or as required
• Support families as needed
• Ensure confidentiality of materials and information related to the house and
it’s guests
• Respect schedule and adhere to commitment
• Record hours worked
• Perform other related duties, as required

Volunteer Reports to: Manager, Community Engagement and Volunteer Relations

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Child and Family Support volunteers benefit from being part of a team in our pediatric palliative care hospice and enhancing their skills. To apply, please go the volunteer page of our website to fill out the online application:
How will the organization benefit?
Roger Neilson Children's Hospice will benefit by having the volunteers as members of the professional care team, providing direct (non-clinical /non-medical) guest care to enhance quality of life for the guests and their families during their stay.
Volunteer location:
399 Smyth Rd Ottawa, ON K1H 8L2


Jennie Wilson
@Roger Neilson Children's Hospice
Ext: 4621
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 20
Good for people interested in: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support, Health Care
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Vulnerable sector check required
  • Public transportation available
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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