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Volunteer with Hospice Calgary

From giving a few hours to making a life-long commitment, volunteers are at the heart of what we do at Hospice Calgary. They are a group of multi-talented, compassionate and caring people; their commitment and energy know no bounds. Our volunteers help us support our clients and patients through:

  • Providing clients and patients care, comfort, and food
  • Fundraising efforts
  • Administrative and reception roles
  • Involvement on special event committees (Hike for Hospice Calgary and Sage Soirée)
  • Service on our Board of Directors and committees

Western Legacy Award Winner 2018

Congratulations to our 12 volunteers with the Living With Cancer Program who were selected as the winners of the Calgary Stampede 2018 Western Legacy Award in the category of Sustained Contribution for a Group! 

The Living With Cancer Program is a weekly group that provides support to adults who are facing the challenges of living with advanced cancer. Caregivers (adult family and friends) are also invited to attend. Volunteers are at the heart of this program. They assist with all activities while also providing comfort and support to the participants. Every Wednesday, our volunteers share heartfelt connections (and laughter too) with our clients. Hospice Calgary ‘salutes’ our volunteers -- their service and compassion benefits us all. 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Corporate & Community Groups

Hospice Calgary has volunteer opportunities for local corporate or community groups! Bring your team down and work together to give back to those we help. 

Group volunteer opportunities include serving lunch during our Living with Cancer Program, helping with the annual Hike for Hospice Calgary, and baking or cooking for one of our grief and advanced illness support groups.

Special Event Volunteers

Do you love to volunteer at special events such as charity walks, golf tournaments, and casinos? We have general openings for event volunteers.

Hike for Hospice Calgary Volunteers

Each year, we rely on more than 50 volunteers to make this event a success! If you can spare a few hours on Sunday, May 5, 2019, we'd love to hear from you!  

Volunteer Today!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Manager of Volunteer Services at for a volunteer application. We will contact you with next steps. Before signing up, we recommend exploring our Current Volunteer Opportunities and Volunteer FAQs below.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Hike for Hospice Calgary - Entertainment Captain

The Entertainment Captain will work with the rest of the event committee in the areas of planning, coordinating and evaluating the Hike for Hospice Calgary. This individual will provide information and resources to help ensure the event is a success. As this individual will play a key role in planning the event from start to finish, they will also act in a leadership role on the day of the event. 

Click here to view the full volunteer description

Volunteer FAQs

Why should I consider volunteering for Hospice Calgary?

When you become part of our team, we all benefit. Volunteering with Hospice Calgary provides benefits and opportunities in abundance, and the rewards are as unique and personal as your reasons for wanting to volunteer. Here are a few reasons our volunteers gave us: 

  • Supporting a cause you believe in
  • Applying your current skills and gaining some new ones
  • Feeling the personal satisfaction of helping others and making a difference in the community
  • Opportunities for growth through educational offerings and resources
  • Community and resume recognition 

Who can volunteer?

  • Community or corporate groups 
  • Families 
  • Individuals

We offer opportunities to volunteers aged 18 and older. If you are younger than 18, please contact us directly as there are some positions where age is not a factor.

Where can I volunteer?

All hospices in Calgary & Area are run separately and recruit their own volunteers. Hospice Calgary only recruits volunteers for Rosedale Hospice and Sage Centre. 

How do I become a volunteer?

You can contact us directly to apply for any open position online, by emailing our Manager of Volunteer Services:

You will be contacted with further instructions. An interview and necessary training usually follow, with some roles requiring further screening such as a criminal record or vulnerable sector check.

What will I be doing?

Volunteer opportunities are varied and there are many ways to be involved. Some of the ways you can help include:

  • Office administration support at Rosedale Hospice
  • Special event planning volunteers 
  • Hike for Hospice Calgary event volunteers (route, parking, kids zone) 
  • Serving lunch during our Living With Cancer Program
  • Assisting with grief groups 
  • Baking for our grief and advanced illness support groups
  • Making Bereavement Telephone Support calls 
  • Maintenance tasks such as gardening, landscaping and painting

There are a number of off-site activities that volunteer groups or individuals can participate in that will directly benefit those being served by Hospice Calgary, such as quilting or sewing. Please contact us directly for more information.

What is the time commitment?

The length of time varies depending on the position. There are one-time, seasonal and ongoing volunteer roles. On your request form please indicate the level of commitment you are seeking and we will make every effort to find a suitable arrangement.

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