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Volunteer Biography Writing: 2019 training opportunity in Western Sydney

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

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

If you are interested in news and updates about Volunteer Biographers from the Volunteer Support Services Programme in NSW please follow this link to register your interest.

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