Thank you for your interest in volunteering at St. John Hospice. At this time we are not accepting new volunteers. You are welcome to check back in January 2024 for more updates.
(update on June 2023)


  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Successful completion of a Palliative Care Volunteer training program. We offer our current volunteers the opportunity to take the training 1x year (if you do no have the certification already). 
  • Must have completed 4 months of volunteering at one of our Providence health Care sites
  • Last significant loss must be at least 1 year ago
  • An interest to commit substantially to the care of the dying and supporting families that are grieving imminent loss of a loved one or at crisis
  • Experience visiting with patients or family in a hospital setting.
  • Non-judgmental attitude
  • Mature, friendly, stable and dependable
  • Good listening and communication skills and being comfortable with silence
  • Understanding and adherence to the principles of confidentiality.
  • Experience with grief and/or significant loss
  • Cleared Criminal Record Check

In applying to be a Providence Health Care Volunteer, I confirm that:

  • I commit to volunteer a minimum of 6 months to 1 year.
  • I consent to a criminal record check (Providence Health Care will provide any web links/forms required)
  • I am aware that volunteers are required to get an annual flu shot or wear a mask during flu season (December to April). 
  • I am vaccinated with the COVID19 vaccine and will follow all the protocols in place onsite.
  • I consent to my references being contacted.
  • I hereby certify that the information contained in this application is true to the best of my knowledge.
  • I understand that completing this application process does not guarantee my acceptance as a volunteer.
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