Find information about about our volunteer opportunities below.

From giving a few hours to making a life-long commitment, volunteers are at the heart of what we do at Hospice Calgary. Our volunteers give their time through:


  • Providing clients and patients with care, comfort, and food
  • Fundraising
  • Administrative and reception roles
  • Involvement in special event committees
  • Representing us at special events
  • Service on our Board of Directors and committees

Explore and apply for our current volunteer opportunities below. Please contact our Manager of Volunteer Services directly if you have any questions.

Current Opportunities

Ex: (123) 456-7890

Children’s Grief Centre Program Volunteers

Volunteer (once every couple months) to assist with set-up, activities, and take-down during our family drop-in program, The Village. Future activities include Light the Path and cookie and Grinch tree decorating during the holiday season.

This opportunity is open to youth who have accessed our programs in the past or to those who simply have a passion for helping families in our community.

Community Representative | Marketing and Development Committee

Volunteer to attend and participate in four Marketing and Development committee meetings a year.

The community representative is open to anyone who has experience in marketing or fundraising and wants to contribute to the committee’s goals to counsel and advise on organizational activities related to marketing and development.

Rosedale Hospice Reception Volunteers

Volunteer (weekly, bi-weely, or causal) to answer calls, greet and direct visitors, deal with deliveries, and to be a listening ear for patients’ families and friends.

Rosedale Hospice Patient Care Volunteers

Volunteer monthly to assist staff in providing comfort care to patients. Examples include mouth care, meals, moving patients, and housekeeping.

Event Volunteers

Hospice Calgary often needs volunteers to help with various events throughout the year. Responsibilities often change depending on the need of the event but can involve:

  • Selling raffle tickets and accepting donations
  • Providing resources to event attendees from a booth or table
  • Golf Tournament set up or managing of holes
  • Registration
  • Food Service

and more…

The next Hike for Hospice Calgary will be held on May 4, 2025. 

Corporate Group Volunteer Opportunities

Bring your co-workers or team to Hospice Calgary to work together, all while giving back to the clients and patients we serve.

Telephone Bereavement Support Program Volunteer

Our program matches trained volunteers who have also experienced the loss of someone close to them with caregivers or family members looking for support. The consistency of the volunteer creates a long-standing, trusting relationship.

Have you lost a loved one, and would you like to help support someone else through the grieving process? Although not essential, having experience in counselling or nursing is a great compliment to the position.

Companion Program Volunteer/Companion

Companion Program Volunteers support clients and their families to cultivate connections and promote quality of life. The volunteer is responsible for connecting with assigned clients/families to offer companionship and resourcing while assessing and supporting their needs within the volunteer’s scope of practice.

Other Supports

Online Resources

Our resource library is an always-evolving collection of resources and information to support individuals and families facing any advanced illness or following a death. The resources are available to everyone and cover various illness, death, and grief topics. Browse the library to find content created by our team, links to resources from other organizations, and book recommendations for all ages.


Almost 2000 people a year benefit from our in-service consultation, training, seminars, and accredited workshops. Individuals and groups that call on us for training and resources include anyone who would like to broaden their understanding of palliative care and grief personally or professionally.