Bereavement Volunteers

Have you lost someone to suicide and are interested in helping others with the same life experiences? Are you interested in sharing hope, and being involved in creating and delivering resources to others who have been impacted by suicide?

For some, volunteering after a terrible loss like suicide is part of their journey and healing process.

At this time, we are not taking on any new volunteers. Please apply here if you would like to volunteer to support our bereavement program in the future. We will contact you as opportunities become available.

What is the role?

As a Volunteer for our Bereavement Program, you can be part of the planning, promotion and delivery of our events and resources. You will be joining other volunteers with the same life experiences in the process. In addition, you’ll have opportunities to attend some training sessions at the Crisis Centre.

What’s in it for you?

  • An opportunity to heal as you support others.
  • Opportunity to work interactively with other volunteers with the same life experience.
  • Join a community of compassionate Crisis Centre volunteers.
  • Make a difference: build hope and resiliency among those who have been impacted by suicide.
  • Free access to our Wellness Webinars, and discounted registration for training such as the half day safeTALK or  2-day ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).
  • Flexible time and participation.

Volunteer requirements

  • Strong desire to work with others who have been impacted by suicide.
  • Interest in / personal connection to the topic of mental health and suicide postvention & prevention.
  • Feeling ready to help others by having done part of your own healing by having attended counseling and/or a support group.
  • An interview with the Bereavement Coordinator is required.
  • Depending on the role and participation volunteers may be asked to undergo a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.

Help Make An Impact

Join us in responding to the mental health crisis and in fostering compassionate, connected, suicide-safer communities.

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Our Impact The topic and word "suicide" is not so scary after taking a training from the Crisis Centre of BC. I'm grateful to have been here today, and am hopeful that I can help people in the future. safeTALK participant, Agassiz