Volunteers are the Heart

At COHA, we believe that the journey through hospice care should be enriched with compassion, connection, and meaningful experiences.

Our dedicated team of trained volunteers and COHA staff work tirelessly to support the clinical care provided by Interior Health’s professionals, ensuring that both patients and their families receive comprehensive emotional and practical support.

Our supportive programs and activities offered in Hospice House.

Companionship and Conversation
Volunteer companionship and sitting vigil during the last days or hours of life.

Creating a Sense of Normalcy
Supporting patients with daily activities and providing seasonal activities and celebrations.

Comfort Measures
Supporting food services with special seasonal treats, providing haircuts, Reiki, cable services, flowers for patient rooms, maintain the bird feeders outside of patient rooms, maintain the fish tanks, and help beautify the gardens to bring beauty and tranquility.

Integrating Services
Coordinating other service providers to ensure quality patient care.

Emotional and Practical Support for Families
Offering anticipatory grief counseling, companionship, respite, and memory making activities.

Your Support Matters

Life continues to hold meaning and purpose, even in its final stages. The memories that are created within Hospice House are precious and enduring. COHA’s core programs and activities are made possible through the generosity of donors who believe in our mission to provide compassionate, comprehensive care.

Donate Today

Your donations help us sustain and expand our programs, ensuring that every patient and family member experiences dignity, comfort, and human connection. With your support, we can continue to make life’s last moments as meaningful as possible, passing forward the gift of care and connection to others.

Help us empower the future for others.

Help Make a Difference

There are many ways to get involved to help the dying, grieving and their loved ones in the Central Okanagan.