Our Volunteers

Volunteers are essential to Palliative Care ACT; without them we would not be able to deliver our services, raise funds or support palliative care initiatives in the ACT. Our volunteers bring a rich mosaic to their work with the dying. 

Currently there are 132 volunteers who bring their life experiences, energy and skills to assist with the support of patients and their families who are receiving palliative care. The retention rate for volunteers is very high; some have been with us for many years. All enjoy what they do and gain great personal satisfaction from helping the terminally ill.

All new volunteers undertake a comprehensive initial training program to provide them with the knowledge, confidence and compassion to care for the dying. Additional specialist training is provided when necessary e.g. for life story writing.

You can find out more about becoming a Palliative Care ACT volunteer here.

At our Annual Fundraising Dinner in October 2016 we had a short video presentation from volunteers sharing what it means to them to volunteer with Palliative Care ACT. To view the video click here.

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Movie Night for Palliative Care ACT - Victoria & Abdul

Movie Night for Palliative Care ACT - Victoria & Abdul

Movie Night for Palliative Care ACT - Sunday 17 September at 4.15pm

Applications for the Margaret Corden Scholarship now open

Applications for the Margaret Corden Scholarship now open

This year's applications for the Margaret Corden Scholarship are now open.  APPLY NOW!

Life Stories Breakfast - Wednesday 9 August 2017

Life Stories Breakfast - Wednesday 9 August 2017

Join us for a delicious breakfast at Hotel Realm and be entertained by Jean Kittson, Australian performer, writer and comedian. Jean is also a women's health advocate and presents a lighter tone on the issue of death and dying and wants people to start the talk before it’s too late.

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