Contributing to the comfort of patients and families is the collective gift of more than 300 dedicated volunteers who annually donate over 23,000 hours of volunteer service to the Residence.
Read the interview with our volunteer Vijaya Ranade for Palliative Care McGill.
Meet a few of our wonderful volunteers
When I first set foot in the West Island Palliative Care Residence, I was touched by its serene atmosphere. Warm sunlight streamed through the Residence’s many windows and the orchids seemed in a state of perpetual bloom.
I’m in the home stretch of a degree in social work and I wanted to volunteer at the Residence to gain experience while giving back to the community.
I started volunteering in the spring of 2016 in both patient care and bereavement calling. It is a humbling and rewarding experience to work at the Residence; I am grateful to meet so many caring individuals at the Residence and it is always a pleasure to help the families who come through its doors.