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Coordinator, Community Programs & Volunteers
(New Westminster and Port Moody)

Crossroads Hospice provides care and support to families as they face serious illness, death and grief. At Hospice, volunteers and professionals work closely as part of a Palliative Care team under a philosophy of care that values quality of life until death and in putting the patient at the center and in control of his or her own life and care. Hospice offers supports to families for palliative “comfort” care and grief in a variety of settings including home and hospital

This position* recruits, interviews, trains, supports and supervises hospice volunteers who serve patients and families in the community of New Westminster and works very closely with Fraser Health’s New Westminster Community Palliative Program Team.

Together with the Manager of Hospice Programs & Administration, this position is also responsible for carrying out all visiting volunteer training in the Tri-Cities area, as well as public education and community outreach in both the Tri-Cities and New Westminster.

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • hospice-palliative experience and a strong understanding of grief and loss
  • excellent communication, relationship building and client assessment skills
  • a passion for volunteers and the value they can bring to a family during illness and grief, as well as a strong understanding of the importance of healthy boundaries and risk assessment
  • excellent project and time management skills,
  • ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively
  • Knowledge of Volunteer management best practices as provided by AVRBC
Education and experience requirements:
  • Recreation, Health or Social Services related degree, diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
  • Certificate in Volunteer Management an asset
  • Minimum one year experience in a volunteer coordination role
  • Experience in bereavement support services an asset
  • Facilitator, teaching and/or public speaking experience necessary
  • Experience in the not for profit sector an asset
  • Front line experience with patients and families an asset
Additional Information:
  • Requires local travel with use of own vehicle and valid BC Driver’s license
  • Position based out of Crossroads Hospice New Westminster office
  • Full time position – 37.5 Hours per week with some flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Reports to the Executive Director
How to Apply:

Please forward a cover letter and resume to, stating salary expectations, by May 16, 2016

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. No phone calls please.


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