A Message For The Community
During these extraordinary times, the Compassionate Care Volunteer Program will not be able to provide home services to the St Albert/Sturgeon community. Due to the health guidelines and requirements of COVID 19 pandemic we are prevented from being together with a very vulnerable population, but we do have volunteers who are eager to support palliative/end of life clients via phone, facetime or skype interactions. To start this process please scroll down the page and connect with one of our coordinators. We appreciate your understanding in this very difficult time and we know you are taking one day at a time with the support of health care, your families and loved ones. We will keep you informed when we are able to provide this home service again. We extend our best wishes to the families and their loved ones as they care for one another.
How We Can Support You
Nearing end-of-life can be lonely and isolating. Companionship connects adults through mind, body, and soul and is the perfect recipe to ease social isolation, improve quality of life, and support greater independence.
With the goal of living life to its fullest in the presence of illness a trained volunteer will be matched with you to support you with activities and hobbies that you enjoy either in your home or in
the community. Some examples include reading, baking, and writing your memoirs.
Respite For Caregivers
Supporting a loved one as they near death can be difficult emotionally, physically, and socially. The care giver is an important role, so providing personal time and space for a care giver through respite is a service our volunteers offer.
The volunteers can provide information resources, as requested, to improve community connections for both clients and caregivers.
*Our volunteers do not provide personal care; such as, bathing, dressing, medication management, and home cleaning.
How Our Program Works
An initial home assessment is done, and then a
volunteer is matched based on your needs. From
there, you and your volunteer decide what will best
serve your needs.
An initial home assessment is done, and then a volunteer is matched based on your needs. From there, you and your volunteer decide what will best serve your needs.
Become a Volunteer