During National Volunteers Week, we focus on the extraordinary contribution of volunteers in the delivery of quality and compassionate palliative care. 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 companionship to support a person to die at home if that is their wish. We’d like to remind our all volunteers that we are here for you, with resources and activities promoting education, training and support. A good pace to start, or to refresh your knowledge is our practical guide Palliare: A Handbook for Palliative Care Volunteers in NSW”.
The handbook offers background and practical guidance for people who volunteer in Palliative Care settings. Some of the information is specific to NSW but will be of interest to Hospice and Palliative Care volunteers everywhere.
Click here to access the handbook.