Volunteers are compassionate, understanding and non-judgemental adults of all backgrounds and experiences enabling them to meet the needs of those facing a life-threatening illness or grieving the loss of a loved one.

  • Hospice volunteers provide companionship to clients and support and respite to caregivers. They also support those who are grieving.
  • Hospice volunteers have completed a recognized training program and are carefully selected to be able to provide the support needed for those facing the end of life and for those who are bereaved.
  • All Hospice volunteers undergo a RCMP Police Information Check and sign a confidentiality pledge.

A copy of the forms to be filled out for the Police Information Check is found below:

In addition to the completed forms, two pieces of ID (minimum one photo) are required to be presented at the time of application.

Please note that:

  • There is a minimum 14 day processing period.
  • Applications are only accepted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
  • The results of the Police information Check will only be given to the applicant.

Opportunities for Volunteering:

  • One on One Palliative Care support
  • Bereavement support to individuals or help facilitate the drop-in grief support group
  • Administrative Support
  • Participating in community information events
  • Fundraising
  • Serving on the Hospice Board

If you are interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form below and mail it to the Merritt & District Hospice Society.

For more information, call 250-280-1701