Volunteers are the heart of Dying With Dignity Canada and they make it possible for us to achieve our ambitious goals.

We rely on our passionate supporters to engage with their communities, defend patient rights, and ensure Canadians are informed about their legal end-of-life options. Volunteers share in our mission by:

  • Organizing events
  • Facilitating educational workshops, and
  • Recruiting new supporters within their communities. 

Join the movement to afford Canadians compassion and choice at end of life.

Current opportunities

At this time, DWDC is not in need of new Independent Witnesses. Thank you so much for your interest. However, a few select areas such as Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Belleville and Brockville will be considering witnessing applications.

We post all of our active volunteer recruitments on this web page. Therefore, if you do not see any listings, we are not actively recruiting for specific volunteer positions. You are welcome to complete a volunteer application for consideration of future volunteer opportunities. Should a position that matches your skills, interest and availability become available, a member of our volunteer department will reach out to provide next steps. Unsolicited volunteer applications will be kept on file for a period of one (1) year from the date of submission.

Please note: Before beginning the volunteer application form, please review the Better Impact Application Form Training Guide. This guide provides important information and tips that we strongly encourage you to review first.

Please click on the ‘Apply to volunteer’ link below to complete a volunteer application form. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Dying With Dignity Canada.

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Volunteer spotlights – Meet our volunteers

Dying With Dignity Canada's longevity and success is due in large part to the many volunteers who work on the local and at the regional level. We have Chapters across the country powered by people passionate about end-of-life choice.

Throughout the year, we will be highlighting the stories and contributions of DWDC's volunteers, and what motivates them to give of their time to our organization.

As we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19, the health and well-being of our volunteers and the communities they serve remains our top priority. For the time being, we have moved in-person events, programs and activities to virtual platforms wherever possible. And while many of our traditional volunteer opportunities have been put on hold, there are still ways to take action.