Energy Practitioner

Wellspring Alberta is a charitable organization that supports, informs, and empowers those diagnosed with cancer by helping them address the fear, isolation, disruption and practical problems cancer can bring to their lives.  An affiliate of the Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, Wellspring Alberta provides a comprehensive range of programs, support, resources, and programs so anyone living with cancer and the people who care about them can improve the quality of their lives. All programs and services are informed by evidence and offered free of charge and without referral in three centres and online. Our vision is that no one has to face cancer alone.

The collective efforts of our wonderful team of volunteers contribute to the heartbeat of Wellspring Alberta. Their commitment of time and talent is a gift of immeasurable worth. Volunteers embody the kindness, compassion and community that Wellspring Alberta extends to all who seek support in dealing with cancer.


Position Description:

Energy volunteers provide Wellspring members with an opportunity to experience an energy service within the context of relaxation and stress relief. The program is designed to introduce these services. Members are offered three free appointments to experience different practitioners and different schools of energy work.



  • Create a welcoming environment for members, introducing what Reiki is and ask if they have any questions prior to the treatment.
  • Provide members with Reiki or Therapeutic Touch in keeping with Wellspring’s philosophy and a supportive care framework.
  • Listen with empathy and compassion to the circumstances and experiences of members who wish to speak about them.
  • Refer members to other programs or services which may help meet the needs of members expressed during adjunctive service appointments.
  • Please note:
    • Wellspring does not allow energy practitioners to solicit members in any way.
      • Practitioners however may provide business cards to be distributed at the front desk in our centres, so they are available to members when requested.
    • Wellspring recommends that all energy practitioners acquire their own personal complementary and alternative medicine liability insurance.
    • Energy volunteers will be asked to sign a service agreement letter.
    • Definitive need to keep it non-religious as it’s a spiritual practice.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • May be a Wellspring member or member of the general community; if a Wellspring member, no longer using programs for their own acute cancer support needs.
  • Must successfully complete a screening process (including interview, reference check, and police record check for the vulnerable sector) and training sessions.
  • For Reiki, have a Level 3 certification and provide a copy of the certification to Wellspring.
  • For Therapeutic Touch, have provided a minimum of 20 appointments and provided a copy of the certification to Wellspring.
  • Be agreeable to espousing the energy service within the context of relaxation and stress relief, and not espouse the energy service as a treatment for cancer or other physical condition.
  • Be available to deliver the energy service during regular operating hours.
  • Provide a Reiki association or International Reiki Association member number or have a practitioners registry number with the Canadian Reiki Association and or be willing to work toward this certificate and provide proof once obtained.


Training requirements (provided):

  • Wellspring Orientation (mandatory prior to first shift).
  • Wellspring Support Training Module 1 (as soon as possible after starting with Wellspring).


What’s the commitment? Volunteer time is flexible based upon your availability.


To apply:

To apply, please complete the Wellspring Volunteer application form and we will be in touch soon.


Inclusion Statement

Wellspring Alberta is committed to being an inclusive organization. We are in a process of expanding the diversity of identities and lived experiences, to be more reflective of the communities in which we work and live. To support this process, we’ve become an employer partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, developed an Advisory group, and we are taking action as part of our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. We understand we’re on a journey, which will take time, and that increasing equity in our organization and in cancer care is critical.

We encourage applications from groups that are typically under-represented in cancer-serving organizations including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) individuals, LGBTQ2S+ identifying individuals, persons with disabilities, and candidates from all equity seeing groups.

We welcome you to contact us for a conversation about accessibility and accommodations throughout the recruitment process.

We know that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for roles unless they meet every single requirement. If you’re excited about the role, but your qualifications don’t match perfectly, we encourage you to apply.

We appreciate your interest in Wellspring and warmly welcome all applications.


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