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Volunteers are the heart of our hospice.

As a non-profit registered charity, the Abbotsford Hospice Society relies on its volunteers to play a key role in all of our services and programs.


To maintain the high quality of our volunteer program, we place a great deal of care and attention on volunteer intake, training and ongoing support. Our end-of-life support and grief & loss support services build upon the diverse volunteer base that forms the foundation of our community support system.

Volunteer Roles & Opportunities

Client Support

One-to-One Companions

Hospital and Home Visitors

Support Group Facilitators

Society Support

Holmberg House hosts

Office Support

Events & Fundraising

Complimentary Therapy






Healing Touch 

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our Volunteer Application

How to Apply

  1. Download and fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

  2. Email completed application to, drop off application form in person, or call our office at 604-852-2456 to schedule an intake interview.                                                                                      

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

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

Volunteer Spotlight

"It is humbling to volunteer for Abbotsford Hospice Society.  I have had many profound experiences during my years with the organization. It is an absolute honour to share this sacred time and space with so many clients and their families.  Sometimes this includes listening to life stories, just sitting quietly with someone, reading to them, praying with them, or comforting their family members with a listening ear or even just a cup of hot tea."


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Benefits of Volunteering with AHS

  • Having the privilege of sharing the journey with clients/residents and their loved ones.

  • Developing and strengthening skills and abilities in communication, compassion, and caring (volunteers are well-rounded, learning skills they can use on the job, at home or in communicating with others)

  • Gaining new experiences (volunteering gives you the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds)

  • Feeling the personal satisfaction of helping others

  • Making a difference in your community

  • Becoming a valued member of a dedicated and supportive interdisciplinary team

  • Gaining deeper knowledge about life, death and bereavement

  • Opportunities for growth through volunteer training and regular learning opportunities

  • Giving your time, talents and skills to those in need

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For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact our office at


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