Become a Volunteer

The Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley depends 100% on dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Our volunteers are an active a group of compassionate, caring and dedicated people.

Our volunteers come to us with a multitude of talents, life experience and a strong desire to support individuals that are at the end of life and those that are left behind. Whether volunteers give a few hours or are life-long committed, the experience the Hospice offers them is like no other.

To learn more about our volunteer opportunities and how to become a member of this dynamic team, stop by the office to pick up a Volunteer Application Form, download the form below to print and return to the office, or complete the online form on this page. Upon receipt of your application, we will contact you to arrange a time to discuss the opportunities to become a volunteer. We look forward to meeting you!



End of Life and Bereavement Visitors
  • End of Life Visitors provide companionship, support, understanding and compassion to those diagnosed with a terminal illness and their caregivers.
  • Bereavement Visitors provide support to those who have lost loved ones and are struggling with the intense emotions associated with grief, loss, and bereavement.
  • NOTE: End of Life and Bereavement Visitors must successfully complete an interview and 14-hour training. An RCMP Vulnerable Persons Check is required.
Nav-CARE Volunteers Specially trained Nav-CARE volunteers help improve the lives of people living with declining health by creating connections to community services and resources and providing caring, consistent emotional support.
NOTE: Nav-CARE volunteers must successfully complete an interview and a 6-hour online training program. End of Life and/or Bereavement Visitor training is strongly recommended. An RCMP Vulnerable Persons Check is required.
  • Event Coordinator: coordinates all aspects of Hospice fundraising events.
  • Event Committee Member: helps plan an event; may head up a specific area (e.g., food, beverage, entertainment, silent auction, decoration); assists on the day of the event.
  • Event Volunteer: assists on event day (e.g., set-up, registration, ticket taking, clean-up).
Member of the Board of Directors The Board of Directors is a governance and working board that meets every month except August. Directors are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound ethical and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by ensuring the organization has adequate resources to advance its mission. Board Committees (see below) are established to support the work of the board. Each committee is chaired by a board member.
Member of a Board Committee You do not have to be a member of the board of directors to serve on a board committee. A board member acts as chair of each of the following committees:

  • Strategic Planning Committee: responsible for developing the Business Plan and the Business Case for the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley.
  • Events Committee: responsible for planning and executing Hospice Fundraising events.
  • Finance Committee: responsible for the budget and all budget recommendations to the Board.
  • Fundraising Committee: responsible for annual fundraising opportunities.
  • Sponsorship Committee: Responsible for creating and maintaining key partnerships.
Occasional Opportunities Throughout the year opportunities exist to assist at community organized events and public awareness activities hosted by the Hospice Society. Depending on the event, volunteers may help with setting up, welcoming participants, taking registration, selling memberships, etc. Volunteers also distribute event posters throughout the Valley, assemble binders used for training, and are contacted to assist in other ways as needs arise.

You can make a difference

There are many ways you can help