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 experience end of life, dying and death, at home if that is their wish.

You will enrich people’s lives by offering some normality, someone understanding to talk to, or giving the family carers a break.

You will be given training, ongoing education and mentoring to also help you provide the valuable service that is much appreciated in your community.

‘‘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

Find out more at our Volunteer Hub

Volunteer Support Services Programme (VSSP)

As part of Palliative Care New South Wales, the Volunteer Support Services Programme provides resources, education, and support to palliative care volunteer services. Please click here to know more about how we can support your service.