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We offer a variety of volunteer programs both in our facility and in the community.


Nav-CARE (Community)
Volunteers provide early support in the illness journey. They receive Nav-CARE training skills to search for ways for adults living at home to access services & resources promoting better health & ability to stay connected to their communities.

Friendly Visitor (Hospice, facility & community)
Volunteers companion clients that are alone, lonely or isolated. These volunteers can play cards or games, read to, reminisce, etc. with clients.

Mealtime Assistant (Hospice, facility & community)
Volunteer complete Mealtime Assistant Training to companion clients during mealtime. Volunteers provide set-up, encourage & guide clients during meal & report results.

Pet Visitation (Hospice & Community)
Volunteers complete Pet Screening  with their pets to companion clients & their families.

Vigil (Hospice & Community)
Volunteers complete Palliative Care Training (which we provide yearly) to companion or sit with clients near death.

Respite (Hospice & Community)
Volunteers companion clients in their home or hospice while the family take time for themselves, runs errands, attends appointments, etc.

Virtual Care/Pen Pal (Hospice & Community) 
Volunteers are paired with clients to provide virtual visitation, help them with smart devices, write letters to/with clients when they are no longer able to write but would like to send cards, etc.

General Needs/Helping Hands
(Hospice only)
Volunteers help with daily needs to keep the hospice “homelike” for the clients living there by watering flowers, washing dishes in the family kitchen area, laundry when needed, etc. Volunteers help decorate for seasons or holidays, make special crafts, put fliers together for upcoming events or workshops, assist with activity-based workshops or events.

Volunteers participate in many different areas of event from helping with planning, folding brochures, posters, coordination, greeting visitors & providing information about the Society, volunteer opportunities, set up, take down. etc.

If you would like more information, please contact us by email: [email protected]

or by phone: 780-897-0066

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Apply to be a volunteer today. It’s easy, just fill out our application.

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“You matter because you are, you matter until the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully but also to live until you die.” -Dr. Cicely Saunders

About Us

At Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society, our mission is to establish and maintain expert end-of-life care for community members with a terminal illness and to provide support for their families.

  • We are a voice for the community
  • We are an ear to public need
  • We are a hand in action

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