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Volunteer Biography Writing: 2019 training opportunity in Western Sydney

  • by Volunteer Hub
  • November 14, 2018

26th February 2019. Volunteer Managers Carolyn Wilkinson and Kylie Clark are holding a one-day training course on Biography writing for Volunteer Biographers on the 26th of February 2019 at Mt Druitt.

“In palliative care, client biography combines life review, reminiscence, and life story published into the written form to become permanent records of reflections, events, memories, beliefs, values, for the patient/client and their family.  A therapeutic biography service provides an opportunity for volunteer to meet with client and to record their life stories – oral histories, captured for future generations.”

“As a Volunteer Biographer the commitment is usually to visit a patient at home once a week for 4-6 weeks and to complete 1-2 biographies a year.  No experience necessary and ongoing support, supervision and equipment provided.”

Carolyn Wilkinson is the Palliative Care Volunteer Manager Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and Kylie Clark is the Palliative Care Volunteer Manager Western Sydney Local Health District. 

For more information or to register your interest in attending this free 1 day training please contact Kylie 0427 730 596 or kylie.clark@health.nsw.gov.au.

Click here to download the Flyer [488 kb]. Please note that RSVPs are essential.

If you are interested in volunteering as a biographer, or in palliative care, please use our service finder to locate a service near you. Those with a biography service will be tagged as such and you can get in touch with them using the contact details shown.

 

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