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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OUR LATEST

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 the lovely 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.

Palliative Care ACT Fundraising Dinner - Save the Date

Palliative Care ACT Fundraising Dinner - Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE - Palliative Care ACT Annual Fundraising Dinner Saturday 14 October 2017

An invitation to be part of a research project about support for end of life care

An invitation to be part of a research project about support for end of life care

Palliative Care ACT are undertaking a reseach project to discover potential gaps in the palliative care system.

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