The Volunteer Boomers Plus Team

 
Baby boomers bring a unique perspective to HHA. When asked, 93% of senior/baby boomers say they wish to volunteer to make a contribution to their community.

We are committed to creating an environment that empowers a senior volunteer to contribute to the home hospice care needs of their community, thus providing a unique opportunity to connect with all ages and share their wisdom and life experience.

On Your Own Terms; In Your Own Time
 

As a Volunteer Boomers Plus team member you will not only make a difference for your community but for all communities across Canada.

”The key to moving the volunteer agenda forward is through the meaningful engagement of baby boomers and seniors in non-profits within communities across Canada using innovative strategies that promote well being while assisting with life transition by promoting individual development and learning as well as through community based programs that engage and stimulate seniors.”
~ Volunteer Canada
Volunteer Boomers Plus begin the journey by completing the HHA Compassionate Caregiving Online Training. 

To start your journey please fill in the volunteer application form below.

Volunteer Boomers Plus are people who:

 

  • See the value of adding something more to their lives while adding value to the lives of others.

  • See, through life experience, the need to expand the amount of compassionate care that is available in our communities and subsequently what is required as our population continues to age.

  • Are willing to embrace the cultural diversity of our country’s population to ensure that the Volunteer Boomers Plus community care volunteers are able to live the mission of Home Hospice Association to ensure that culturally sensitive human connection is indeed the hallmark of our care.

  • Are looking for something more; something to add value to their life…on their own terms and in their own time, and are still looking to be active and engaged. 

Baby boomers bring a unique perspective to HHA as many have performed non-traditional care giving roles (parent, coach, teacher) and have likely had a loved one walk the journey with a life-limiting illness. Aging today is better defined as active aging. Seniors are looking for something more to add value to their life...on their own terms and in their own time.

HHA believes we lead the way in senior volunteerism because we:

  • Are the first “village approach to palliative care”

  • Recognize the unique gifts a senior volunteer brings to those who are dying

  • Support the grief journey a senior volunteer may find themselves on; life experience usually includes loss

  • Are not restrictive in geography; mobilize any senior anywhere in Ontario; even seniors in the most rural or marginalized communities 

As unique as a baby boomer volunteer is to Home Hospice Association we believe that the way in which they are engaged, educated and appreciated must be uniquely respectful of the many journeys they have traveled.

Become a HHA Compassionate Caregiver 

 

Our Compassionate Caregiving Online Training Program is available for anyone who aspires to make a difference in the lives of someone with a life-limiting illness. This training was designed for all caregivers including familial and volunteers, but is suitable for anyone as it is built on a foundation of mindfulness and compassion for the end of life journey.

Love Pets?  Become a Member of Team GrandPaws

A community of active seniors who are passionate about the role pets play in today’s family dynamic and are looking for ways to engage in their “civic duty” from a compassionate consciousness. The uniqueness of the Bello Project, which Team GrandPaws’ members support, offers the best chance to attract attention among members of the animal welfare community, palliative care community and senior’s advocacy community.

For more information on The Bello Project please click here.

To start your journey please fill in the volunteer application form below.

Volunteer Boomers Plus Advisory Team

Want to become part of our Advisory Team? 

 

We meet every other Wednesday in a relaxed atmosphere to build a senior-specific volunteer program that mobilizes compassionate caregiving volunteers in communities across Canada.

Some of the specific things we discuss are recruitment, senior events to attend and other Home Hospice Association-related items. 

If you are interested please select the Volunteer Boomers Plus Advisory Team option under "Which Program(s) Would You Be Interested In?"

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