Join Us

Putting life, loss and love into perspective. Thank you for your interest in the BC Bereavement Helpline (BCBH). The Helpline, established in 1986, was created to facilitate the provision of care and support to the bereaved and their caregivers of British Columbia, and to ensure that their interests are publicly safeguarded.

  Summer Student Job

POSITION SUMMARY & ROLE OF ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: The BC Bereavement Helpline (BCBH) is looking for an Administrative Assistant who is eligible to participate to the Canada Summer Jobs program (please refer to eligibility information below). The Administrative Assistant will work closely with the BCBH Program Manager to update the BC Bereavement Helpline resource directory and brochure, answer the Helpline and provide grief and loss support to bereaved individuals, and help with other administrative tasks in order to contribute to the improvement of our services for the bereaved, professionals, members and caregivers. Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. To be eligible to participate in the CSJ initiative, individuals must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational, or technical program;
  • is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations


  1. Knowledge:  Education, skills and experience in administration and operations, including computers.  Familiarity with community service organizations, bereavement services and resources.
  2. Skills:  Comfort communicating with bereaved individuals over telephone and email.  Successful and tactful abilities in multi-tasking, administration, English written and verbal communication, attention to detail and computer literacy.
  3. Experience:  Office work, preferably a non-profit organization or small business.
  4. Person Suitability:  Highly organized, consistent, passionate, energetic; Ability to empathize with those who are grieving, have disabilities, language barriers and cultural challenges.


Terms and Compensation: $16 an Hour 30 Hr/Week Work Schedule:  Monday to Friday, 6 Hours between the hour of 9am and 5pm with flexibility for breaks. Apply:  We invite you to submit your Cover Letter and Resume by June 6th to Jessica Lowe at
Start Date: Tuesday July 3rd, 2018
End Date: Friday August 24th, 2018.
We thank all candidates for their interest in BCBH.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

  Volunteer on the Helpline

Bereavement support is an Essential Service and we are continually looking for dedicated volunteers to work with our team. Please complete the following questions. The questions are optional, however, the more we know about you, the better we can match our positions with your interests. Download Volunteer Application Form Here. Please note that a minimum of a 6 month commitment to volunteer is requested.

  Become a Board Member

BCBH/BCVOH is looking for a CGA or CA ceritified professional for the BCBH Board of Directors. Commitment is 4-6 hours a month. Please contact us if interested. If you have any questions, please contact the Helpline at 604-738-9950.