volunteers

 

Volunteer 

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do. Our volunteers give generously of their time and are an essential part of our team. They bring their compassion, diversity, skills and enthusiasm to a wide variety of roles at Hospice Yukon, and we do our best to support and encourage their growth.

Volunteer with clients

All applicants interested in client-focussed volunteering are screened before starting our Volunteer Training Program. This includes a written application form, interview, police check, and references.  We take care to find a good fit between the interests and skills of each volunteer with an appropriate role at Hospice Yukon. Client-focused volunteer roles include:

  • Healing Touch Volunteer
  • Vigil Volunteer
  • Grief Educator
  • Grief Group Facilitator

Due to the ongoing global pandemic Volunteer Training is currently on hold and will not be offered in 2021.

Client-focussed Volunteer Application form

Volunteer behind the scenes

We value volunteers who help in a range of non-client related roles. Some of the ways these volunteers contribute include helping with the library or newsletter, computer support, research projects, yard maintenance, house repairs, poster distribution, sewing feelie hearts, and more.  

If you are interested in volunteering ‘behind the scenes’ with Hospice Yukon, please fill out this form and return to volunteer@hospiceyukon.net.

Become a Board Member

Hospice Yukon is led by a diverse and dynamic group of volunteers who make up our Board of Directors. Operating according to a Policy Governance model of leadership, our Board provides the vision to guide the direction of the programs and services we offer to the community. 

We welcome new additions to our Board of Directors. If you’re interested to see if this could be a good fit for you, please contact info@hospiceyukon.net.

Community Support

For over 30 years, we have been able to support Yukoners during their most challenging times thanks to support from the Government of Yukon as well as many individuals and local businesses. Their contributions – in dollars and in kind – allow us to focus our efforts on offering supportive programming rather than on fundraising. We are grateful to the Yukon Government for providing core funding to Hospice Yukon since we opened our doors in 1989.

Hospice Yukon gratefully accepts all donations. There are a few ways to contribute:

  • Donate online: Click here for our secure Canada Helps donation page. All contributions are tax deductible.
  • Write a cheque payable to: Hospice Yukon Society

You may drop a cheque or cash in person, or mail to:
409 Jarvis St., Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2H4
We will be pleased to send you a tax deductible receipt for donations of twenty dollars or over. If you are making a donation in memory of someone and would like us to notify their family, please be sure to include their name and address. Thank you!

Become a member

Becoming a member of Hospice Yukon is an important way that you can support the work we do. Members receive our annual newsletter and can vote at our AGM. The cost is $20 each year. You can become a member (or renew your existing membership) online by completing our 2021 membership form and the PayPal form and link below. You may also print out the form and mail it in with a cheque for $20.