Online Program Host

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.

Wellspring Alberta’s work is made possible through the generous donations of individuals, corporations, foundations and grassroots fundraisers, and with the efforts of committed volunteers, dedicated staff and skilled program leaders.


Position Description:

The primary duty of the Online Program Host volunteer is to ensure that the Wellspring essence of welcome and care is translated to the online programming context. The Program Host is responsible for ensuring that the program runs smoothly from a technology side and that the Program Leader feels supported.



  • Provide a warm and reassuring welcome to persons joining online programs.
  • Ensure attendance is properly taken.
  • Support members and the program leader in using the Zoom platform and tools.
  • Launch the evaluation poll.
  • Introduce the program or speaker and close the program.
  • Connect with a program coordinator for any follow-up required concerning the program.
  • Ensure Wellspring procedures are followed.
  • This volunteer position does not include active visible participation in the programs, or emotional support to members during the program.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete the Wellspring volunteer onboarding process, which includes:
    • Interview
    • Reference check
    • Police record check, including vulnerable sector (Wellspring to reimburse cost incurred)
    • Must be available for duty as per Wellspring’s program schedule


Training requirements:

  • Completion of three training sessions (including in-home and online facilitated learning).
  • Online program host training.
  • Completions of at least one buddy shift over Zoom.
  • Ongoing in-service training as offered.


What’s the commitment? Online program hosts are asked to support a minimum of two programs per month. While we understand that personal circumstances might change, we ask that you do your best to commit to the role for a minimum of one year.


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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