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Only a few hours a week can make all the difference! Provide emotional and social support to adults facing life-threatening illnesses. Talk about gardening, art, sailing, travel, cars, fashion, war planes, sitting quietly... almost any topic of interest that you would like to share with another person. Visits usually take place once a week for about 1-2 hours in the client’s home. Depending on the client’s ability, volunteers may also take the client out for a walk or a drive. These visits may also provide a break for the primary caregiver. This service is offered free of charge, through the generosity of Acclaim Health’s funders, donors, and supporters.

Volunteer Training: Hospice Visiting is one of our most rewarding and meaningful volunteer experiences. During your training, amazing and friendly program experts will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to be comfortable and effective in the role.

10-week free training provided
September 28, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Thursdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Acclaim Health, 2370 Speers Rd., Oakville

To access the program, please contact the Program Coordinator in your area at 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127:
Burlington: Dee Kearns x2313
Oakville: Carole LaTour x2312
Milton and Halton Hills: Melinda Brown x2320

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Hospice Visiting Volunteer and click Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer!! button to send in your interest in the position

Hospice Home Visiting Volunteer - North Halton - North Halton and click Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer!! button to send in your interest in the position

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WOW! We’ve counted 5,701 Halton youth volunteered 25,725 hours in over 50 events during the 2017 ChangeTheWorld campaign in 6 weeks (April 23 - June 3, 2017)  Halton YOUTH ROCK!

In its 10th year, ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge was an opportunity for YOUth to be part of a provincial campaign and to be a FORCE FOR GOOD in their local community. From April 23 to June 3, 2017 all across Ontario youth between the ages of 14 to 18 were invited to get involved in local community events. ChangeTheWorld is an opportunity for young people to connect with community organizations which can provide youth with an awesome experience and lasting memories. 

Thank you to all our Partners:

  • Art Gallery of Burlington
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • BurlingtonGreen
  • Canadian Cancer Society/Relay for Life
  • City of Burlington
  • Community Development Halton
  • Community Living Burlington
  • CYAN (Community Youth in Action Network) Youth Inspire
  • Dr. Frank J Hayden Secondary School
  • Field and Stream Rescue Team
  • Food For Life
  • Friends of Sheldon Creek
  • Georgetown Soccer Club
  • Halton Regional Police TRACK
  • Inside Ride
  • Milton District High School
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • North BurLINKton
  • Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights
  • Oakville Trafalgar High School
  • Radius Child & Youth Services
  • ROCK
  • Run for Women
  • Sunrise of Burlington
  • Volunteer Halton
  • Welcome Centre HCDSB
  • White Oaks Secondary School

If you volunteered for 3 hours or more between April 23th and June 3rd, 2017 you can request a ChangeTheWorld certificate from the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, and Volunteer Halton as recognition for your contribution to the community.

Previous campaigns

2016 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

2015 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

2014 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

2013 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is an initiative of: Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration in partnership with Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN)

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Hands Through Time!

Congratulations and a huge THANK YOU to all Volunteers for your time and talents that you provide to our community! Congratulations on being our 2017 Volunteer Awards winners! THANK YOU for sharing your gifts of Leadership and Caring! 

CogecoTV coverage of 2017 Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

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2017 Volunteer Awards winners were celebrated at the Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on
Monday April 24, hosted by Volunteer Halton - Community Develpment Halton at RattleSnake Point Golf Club.

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Pictures coming soon...

Read: Volunteers the heart of a healthy community, by Ann Coburn, Director Volunteer Halton

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One visit a week can bring a lonely Senior a huge sense of worth and happiness. Seniors who are isolated often find their recall of daily details are frosted over. A little social contact can melt that ice and bring warmth to you and your new Senior friend. By becoming a Memory Visiting Volunteer you will tap in to your natural caring abilities to provide companionship to adults experiencing memory loss in the early stages of dementia. Many clients are still very social and enjoy doing puzzles, crafts, and going for walks.

Volunteering with Acclaim Health will also provide much needed support to caregivers. Training will be provided to make you feel confident and comfortable in this role. Don’t want to volunteer alone? Sign up with a friend!

Contact: Joanne Berrigan, Memory Visiting Program (MVP) Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2317 or ext 2314 or ext 2318; Email: jberrigan@acclaimhealth.ca

To apply, click the Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer!! button to send in your interest in the position.

 

 

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If you have a few hours to spare a week, enjoy driving and love children then this is the volunteer role for you. Volunteer drivers take children and on occasion parents, to various appointments; therapy sessions, family visits, counselling sessions, court dates, support groups, and other important meetings. 

As a driver you become a familiar and friendly face the children can depend on, someone who will listen to their stories and bring a smile to their faces at what can be a very confusing time in their lives. 

Drivers are currently needed in Milton and Halton Hills, during day time hours. Some do a specific drive or two per week, others are called upon on a daily basis and yet others do once a month. We are always in need of reliable, readily available volunteer drivers.

Apply here YESbutton or
contact Clara Costa, Supervisor of Volunteers, 905-333-4441 ext 0173; ccosta@haltoncas.ca

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