Call for Board Members
AHPCA is looking for people with an interest in AHPCA’s mission of comprehensive and quality hospice palliative care for all Albertans to join its Board of Directors.
We are looking for energetic, proactive, professional individuals from across the province. Alberta is a diverse province and we are a provincial organization; we want AHPCA’s Board to reflect Alberta’s diversity of experience and geography.
If you are a family member with an experience of hospice and palliative care, you are welcome to apply. We are always seeking people with experience in finance, governance, fundraising, communications or event planning.
Applicants must be able to regularly participate and contribute to AHPCA’s board activities. Specific duties include:
- Become knowledgeable about AHPCA’s activities and actively support and promote AHPCA’s mandate and vision.
- Prepare for and attend board meetings and committee meetings.
- Represent AHPCA at local events relevant to hospice palliative care.
- Become a member or chair of at least one committee (Finance, Governance or Membership)
- Board meetings are held four times a year. Online board meetings, ninety minutes, are held in September and March. During non-pandemic times, full-day in-person board meetings and board retreats are held in May/June and October/November in Central Alberta. Board members must be able to travel as AHPCA is a provincial organization.
- Board members are asked to sit on at least one committee. Committee meetings, one hour, are held online four times a year.
- AHPCA hosts Imagine, an annual full-day conference for hospice palliative care groups from around Alberta. Board members are strongly encouraged to attend Imagine, which is held the day after the fall board retreat.
- Board members are encouraged to attend a nearby Roadshow and other events as they arise.
- Board members serve two-year renewable terms.
- One to three hours per month
PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- A short biographical summary
- A letter of intent stating your interest and specific ability to contribute as an AHPCA Member at Large
You’re Not Alone: Grief Connection Mentor
You’re Not Alone – Grief Connection (YNA) trains you as a volunteer and then matches you with a grieving participant going through a similar grief experience to yours.
Once matched, you and your participant will meet regularly by telephone for up to a year, if needed. The match is confidential; you are providing a safe space for the participant to speak openly about the things they feel uncomfortable sharing with their friends or family.
Can you answer “yes” to all these questions?
- Have you suffered a personal loss and are now ready to support others going through this journey?
- Can you listen without counselling or advising?
- Are you aware of personal boundaries?
- Can you maintain confidentiality?
- Are you non-judgmental and empathetic?
- Are you willing to ask for help if you have questions or concerns?
If you’ve answered “yes”, we are looking for someone just like you!
- Good oral and written English skills
- An individual over the age of 18
- A police reference check
- Two references
- Ability to attend training and orientation (either via Zoom or in person)
- Willing to commit to a weekly telephone call with the participant
- Because of the training involved, we would like all mentors to commit to one year with the program
Why should you volunteer?
- Flexible schedule
- Volunteer from home
- Full volunteer training and ongoing support for volunteers is provided
- Know you are making a different in the life of someone who is grieving
1 hour per week for at least one year
Interested in giving friendly support to somebody in grief? Complete the form and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch soon for a chat about volunteering for the YNA program.