Our volunteers give the priceless gift of their time and make a real difference to those receiving palliative care, they are making a true difference in our community! We currently have over 160 volunteers who assist with our programs and services.

Volunteer Opportunities


The entrance and greeter/receptionist area form the first impressions of Sakura House. This is the hub of communications for the hospice and the volunteer team! Greeter duties include; welcoming and directing all guests; giving tours to any visitors, answering the phone, maintaining the library and reception space, maintaining the master volunteer schedule by calling in other volunteers to fill shifts and receiving donations.



The kitchen is the social centre of Sakura House. The kitchen volunteer hosts patients/ families/ and visitors in the kitchen area. The volunteer: supervises all kitchen activities; observes safe food handling protocols; maintains a self serve coffee and tea station; prepares meals for patients; bakes for self serve area;  sanitizes dishes and maintains a clean and safe environment.


Personal Care Assistant (PCA) 

The PCA volunteer works as a vital part of the patient care team. PCA’s assist with patient care and comfort, assist with nourishment by taking orders and assist with patient’s meals, offer emotional and social support. Listening is a valued gift.

If you have the desire to make a real difference in your community – and in your own life – by  giving your time and expertise, we welcome you to join the team as a volunteer with VON Oxford.

For more information regarding our volunteer opportunities please contact

Jennifer Horwood

519-537-8515 x1022