For further information or to register for training,

please contact our

Volunteer Coordinator,

Pam Sikma

Register to Volunteer

Join our team of Volunteers and play a part in your community

Volunteer Training 30-Hour Certificate Course

AHS Client Support Volunteers are integral in the support of those who are grieving and those who are dying.

Training Course

  • 30-hour certificate course

  • Cost - $100

  • Includes workbook, reference materials, and AHS membership

Topics covered:

Companioning | Understanding Grief and Those Who Grieve | Listening Well | The Dying | Children, Youth and Grief | Spirituality | Family Dynamics | Self-Care for Those Who Care


AHS Client Support Training is offered three times a year at the AHS office. This course is a prerequisite for anyone who wishes to support Bereavement or Palliative  clients through AHS support services.

Upcoming Courses:

Fall Class 2020

 - Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00pm  Sept. 23 – Nov. 4 AND Saturday Oct.3,  9:00am-4:00pm

Winter Class 2021

 - Saturdays, 9:00am–4:00pm  February 6,13, 20, 27 and March 6

Spring Class 2021

 - Thursdays, 1:00–4:00 p.m. April 1 – June 3

It is hoped that all registrants will attend all ten classes, however, attendance at nine of the ten is required to successfully complete the course in order to engage as a Client Support Volunteer with Abbotsford Hospice Society.

Application Process
  1. Phone us at 604-852-2456 and indicate which of the above training sessions you are interested in.

  2. Schedule an appointment with our Volunteer Coordinator for an intake interview.                        (Please allow 30-45 minutes for this appointment). 

  3. If you are accepted into our volunteer training program, you will be contacted within 1 week of your interview by the Volunteer Coordinator to begin the application process.

Please note that we do our best to accommodate all applicants. Due to limited enrollment and the number of applications we receive, submitting an application does not necessarily guarantee admission to Abbotsford Hospice Society volunteer training. 


Volunteering at Abbotsford Hospice can be a demanding and challenging opportunity, yet a very rewarding and fulfilling one. We look forward to hearing from you.

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