What is Palliative Care Volunteering?
Volunteers are active and important members of many palliative care services. Volunteers may provide a range of support to help patients and their carers and families at this difficult time. This includes practical assistance and respite for carers, or the companionship to support a person to die at home if that is their wish.
‘‘I had such a positive experience with the palliative care team, they made such a difference to my mother-in-law that I wanted to give back.” Leanne Blaker, volunteer