Palliative Care NSW Volunteer Support Services Programme

Volunteer Training Guidance Manual

Palliative Care NSW has produced a suite of resources to assist you with the training of palliative care volunteers.

Our ‘Guidance Manual for Palliative Care Volunteer Training’ (PCNSW 2019) is a companion to Palliare: A Handbook for Palliative Care Volunteers in NSW 2nd ed. (PCNSW 2018).  It provides guidance for trainers and presenters delivering instruction to palliative care volunteers.

Contents include:

Chapter 1 About palliative care

Chapter 2 Volunteer practice and boundaries

Chapter 3 Communication skills

Chapter 4 Spirituality and cultural identity

Chapter 5 About grief and bereavement

Chapter 6 Inpatient and residential settings

Chapter 7 Community/Home visiting

Chapter 8 Young people receiving palliative care

Chapter 9 Supportive care and End of Life

Chapter 10 Self-care and reflective practice

End notes and references

You may use the guide on its own, or in companion with a set of FIVE (5) standalone video sessions.

The Guidance Manual is available as a free downloadable pdf file which you can print yourself – please click here – or contact our office and we will happily send one out to you in the mail.