Dialog Box

Introduction to Volunteering

Volunteers in palliative care offer friendship and practical help that improves the quality of life of adults and children living with a life limiting illness and their families. The support of volunteers can also make it more possible for a person to receive care and to die at home.

Around 2,000 trained volunteers support people receiving palliative care and their carers throughout Victoria. They are important members of the palliative care team.

With the increasing need for palliative care, more volunteers are needed!

How to Become a Palliative Care Volunteer

Each palliative care service recruits, trains and manages their own group of volunteers.

Read more
Volunteer Resources

The Palliative care volunteer standards provide program standards and volunteer service standards for the Victorian palliative care sector.

Read more
Volunteering Opportunities

Listing of volunteer opportunities within the palliative care sector.

Read more
Volunteer Stories

Palliative care volunteers and the people they support tell us about their relationships. Their stories are full of the joy of life and illustrate how these relationships are valued.

Read more
Volunteers Conference

The 2022 conference theme – one step – one word – one heart – recognises that volunteering has changed during the pandemic but also new opportunities have emerged.

Read more
Volunteer Events

Search for the volunteer training and events that best suits you. 

Read more
Training Kit

This third edition of the Palliative Care Victoria Volunteer Training Resource Kit, updated in 2020, is a valuable resource for providing high quality training for palliative care volunteers.

Read more