Free legal resources for volunteer managers

Justice Connect helps people and community groups get the legal help they need.  They are very active in the not-for-profit sector, particularly in relation to helpful resources to make volunteer recruitment and managing safe and simple. They offer a very comprehensive range of  resources that include: The National Volunteer Guide, that covers issues such as [...]

By |2021-05-10T10:45:11+10:00May 10th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Volunteer Safety – return to work

For volunteers and volunteer managers, there are many questions raised, and important things to know, about returning to volunteer work and continuing to manage volunteers during COVID-19 and the vaccination roll out. The teams at Justice Connect and Volunteering Australia have a broad range of resources to answer frequently asked questions about volunteer safety and [...]

By |2021-04-30T11:05:06+10:00April 30th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Please welcome our new Volunteer Support Services Program Manager

I am honoured and excited to be joining the team at PCNSW as Program Manager, Volunteer Support Services. I have just landed at my new desk today after attending the 2019 NSW Palliative Care Volunteer Conference last week. I am glad that I was able to meet with some of the dedicated volunteers and volunteer [...]

By |2019-06-25T11:56:20+10:00June 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Free Understanding Dementia online course

The University of Tasmania's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, is an easily accessible online course that builds upon the latest in international research on dementia. It's free and anyone can enrol. The ageing of human populations across the globe has contributed to dementia being identified as one of the public health issues of [...]

By |2018-07-12T13:04:04+10:00July 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Palliative Care NSW contributes to an international perspective of volunteering

It's here! A recently released book by Oxford University Press The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care: An international perspective features a chapter on palliative care volunteering in Australia, a story about life as a palliative care volunteer and a poem by a second volunteer. Alex Huntir from the Palliative Care NSW [...]

By |2018-06-05T15:52:10+10:00June 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Tenderly: What can end-of-life care learn from after-death care?

Nestled into the former Fire Station at Port Kembla is Tender Funerals , a community initiative that deliberately aims to offer a greater level of involvement and participation by family and friends in after-death care. Tender started life in September 2016 as an initiative of the local not for profit Our Community Project. The creative [...]

By |2018-03-23T08:25:01+10:00March 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Forum on Spirituality and Reflective Practice – Western Sydney event date change!

Note new date: Monday 16th April 2018, 0930-1200, Mt Druitt Hub 9 Ayers Grove, Mt Druitt Spirituality is a fundamental element of human experience that encompasses an individual's search for meaning and purpose in life and their experience of the transcendent. In this forum Kate Englebrecht will discuss spirituality in the context of caring for [...]

By |2018-03-09T15:00:48+10:00March 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Forum on Spirituality, Reflective Practice and Palliative Care

Attention Wagga Wagga! Spirituality is a fundamental element of human experience that encompasses an individual's search for meaning and purpose in life and their experience of the transcendent. In this forum Kate Englebrecht will discuss spirituality in the context of caring for people at or near the end of their lives. Kate will also explore [...]

By |2018-02-08T12:59:04+10:00February 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Parkes Palliative Care Conference July 2017

The Parkes Palliative Care Volunteer Service would like to welcome you to Parkes this July for their conference, "Pain Is More Than Pills". The role of a palliative care volunteer is diverse and rarely straightforward. Encountering clients in pain often goes with the territory. This conference aims to delineate pain and suffering from a physical [...]

By |2017-06-19T12:20:04+10:00June 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Nominations are now open for PCA National Awards 2017

Nominations are now open for the Palliative Care Australia National Awards, which include three new award categories. The awards are aimed at recognising innovation, teamwork and emerging talent in the palliative care sector by individuals and organisations. Categories for individual awards include: Emerging leader Emerging researcher Excellence in palliative care - rural and remote - [...]

By |2017-06-08T13:44:01+10:00June 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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