What is Palliative Care Volunteering?

A most rewarding choice

Working in palliative care is one of the most rewarding choices you can make. Palliative care volunteers are actively involved in offering support and companionship to people receiving palliative care, their family, and carers. The desired outcome is to reduce the burden of their distress during dying, death and bereavement. As a volunteer, you are an important part of a palliative care volunteer service and under the supervision of a manager or coordinator who oversees your activities. Join over 1600 volunteers across NSW caring for people and their families in hospitals, at home and in the community.

Who can volunteer?

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers come from all places and diverse backgrounds. They may be employed, students or retirees. Most volunteer services ask for a commitment of three or four hours per week of your time.

  • No formal qualifications required
  • Life experience and compassion are enormously beneficial

Become a member of Palliative Care NSW

Palliative Care New South Wales is the peak body in NSW representing palliative care providers and those with an interest in palliative care. Palliative Care New South Wales is a member of the national peak body Palliative Care Australia.

Join today and receive discounts, benefits and more!
Special member rate available for volunteers.

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