Palliative Care NSW Volunteer Support Services Programme

Our Staff

Alex Huntir, Manager Volunteer Support Services Programme  BNurs, MBA, MA

Alex joined Palliative Care NSW in July 2014 to manage the Volunteer Support Services Programme.

He previously worked as a registered nurse in oncology before moving into community services management. He has a background in legislation, policy development, training, auditing and quality systems.

He has written various handbooks and resources for palliative care volunteers and recently published a chapter on Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteering in Australia in The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care.

“The energy and devotion that volunteers, particularly palliative care volunteers, bring to their roles remind us that relationships are at the heart of community.” Email Alex.


Kate Bowman, Policy Officer  BSocSc

Kate joined Palliative Care NSW first during her internship through Macquarie University as part of the requirements for a Bachelor of Social Science degree.

Her first project involved talking with volunteer managers of community services about their volunteers who find themselves incidentally coming into contact with people at or near the end of life. Since then Kate has been looking into the recent history of developments in aged care and palliative care. Email Kate.