Survivor Support Volunteering
We offer an adult-oriented support service for those who have experienced a death by suicide and/or homicide. Our volunteers create a semi-structured, safe place in which survivors can identify, explore and clarify their thoughts and feelings. By helping individuals define their situations and acknowledge their emotions, the support process leads survivors to a consideration of what normal grieving is under these circumstances, the meaning of the death, and a sense of how they can manage.
Potential volunteers will be subject to an intensive screening and training process prior to being accepted into the program.
Apply today through our online volunteer application form
Please note that Survivor Support Program volunteer training happens twice a year, in the spring and the fall.
Why I volunteer
My first exposure to the Survivor Support Program was as a participant. I decided to volunteer as a way to honour the memory of my brother and as a way to help others cope with their loss. The grief from suicide is painful and overwhelming, and I continue to be amazed at the healing effects of sharing and support that this program offers.