Thank you for your interest in becoming a Hospice Halifax volunteer. Hospice Halifax is a compassionate and supportive community of staff members, volunteers, and donors dedicated to making dying and living as comfortable and meaningful as possible at end of life. Hospice Halifax strives to recruit qualified, experienced, and compassionate volunteers to foster its success.

Individuals will be recruited for volunteer positions without discriminatory regard to age, colour, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, or any other characteristics protected by law. 

Due to the vulnerable nature of the individuals that we support, all potential volunteer candidates are thoroughly screened through interviews, references and police record checks. Volunteers are also required to complete interactive training (in either the spring or fall session). Depending on when we receive an application, this process can take up to 6 months before a volunteer is ready to be matched to a role. We ask that individuals be prepared to make a minimum commitment of one-year post-training. 

If you have any questions, please contact our office to speak with our People Services Manager

Contact Information

Items with * are required, all others are optional


We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.

Date of Birth

Date of Birth and Year are optional, used for internal demographic make-up of our volunteers and birthday wishes.

Motivation for Application

Why do you want to volunteer with Hospice Halifax?

Skills & Experience

In which of these areas do you feel you have moderate to excellent skill? Check all that apply.


We ask volunteers to make a one-year commitment for volunteering a minimum of 2 shifts a month. Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Areas of Volunteer Interest

The following is a complete list of volunteer opportunities. Not all opportunities may currently have openings. Click the position names to learn more about that assignment. 

Please indicate your top three choices.

Health Information and Accommodation (Optional)

Some of the tasks will require, but aren't limited to, lifting, standing , twisting, reaching, and squatting. Do you have any allergies, health and/or accommodation concerns that you would like us to be aware of so we can support you in your role? Please only list what you are comfortable sharing.

Emergency Contact


Please provide at least 2 professional references.

Volunteer Information Center (VIC)

We provide an online "Volunteer Information Center" where volunteers can check schedules, update contact information, and receive messages. Please choose a password to access the online Volunteer Information Center.

My Application

While we try to accept all prospective volunteers in roles that fit their interests and skills, Hospice Halifax reserves the right to decline any applicant. 

I hereby authorize Hospice Halifax to verify any information supplied by me in this application form to ascertain my suitability as a volunteer. I hereby release Hospice Halifax from all liability for any damage whatsoever for issuing the same. I further authorize Hospice Halifax to maintain this information in their records and release and absolve them from all liability that may otherwise accrue by reason of their keeping this information and using it for their purpose. 

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Hospice Halifax volunteer. There may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering. 

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.