Palliative Care Volunteer Handbook

One of the goals of Palliative Care is to acknowledge the ‘wholeness’ of the person and to find ways to provide ‘holistic’ care. Volunteers are considered pivotal to this holistic care.

This handbook outlines the roles volunteers play in offering practical, emotional, psychological, and bereavement support within a quality Palliative Care environment.

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National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

Volunteer involvement is a critical part of Australian society. It contributes to civil society and active participation in building strong, inclusive, and resilient communities. It underlies innovation and social change, our responses to community need and community challenges, and it brings together and supports the local strengths and assets of communities.

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