Volunteer Opportunities

Palliative Manitoba is fortunate to have worked with many amazing volunteers over the years.  Our success is based on their efforts and dedication.  Our programs rely heavily on our volunteers – people who are driven to provide life’s greatest kindness, even when it is difficult to do so.

Individuals who wish to volunteer for Palliative Manitoba must first complete the Volunteer Application Form.

Due to the vulnerable nature of the individuals that we support, all potential volunteers are thoroughly screened through interviews and police record checks.

Volunteers are also required to take:

  • The 10 week Compassionate Care Course (25 hours of interactive classroom in either the spring or fall session). Click here for more information.
  • Online Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) training component (approx. 30 minutes)

Depending on when we receive an application this process can take up to 9 months before a volunteer is ready to be matched in the community. We ask that individuals be prepared to make a minimum commitment of one year post-training.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:
Volunteer Visiting Service
  • Weekly visits with individuals who have life limiting illness (up to 4 hours/week)
Telephone Bereavement Support
  • Weekly phone calls with a bereaved individual (1 hour/week)
Grief Seminars
  • Support participants in seminar (2 hours/month)
Grief Support Groups
  • Assist with various grief support groups (as required)
Memory Tree
  • Support grieving individuals as they write personal messages on cards at the Tree in St. Vital Centre (Shifts are 3 hours throughout the months of November and December each year)

Other volunteer opportunities include; Administrative work, Participating in the Hike for Hospice, Celebrate Life Breakfast Committee, Assistance in creating a communications plan, and Grassroots advocacy to change the conversation about palliative care, death & bereavement.

If you have any questions, please contact our office to speak with a Volunteer Services Coordinator, 204-889-8525.