Former strangers become friends, they share talents and interests, they learn from one another and they enjoy each other’s company. They celebrate life with a heightened sense of the value of the moment, of the day to day things we often take for granted.
We share some of these inspiring stories that remind us that it is the people in our lives who matter most.
Listen to these podcasts or download these stories to read:
Kate Harris started as a volunteer with Anam Cara House Colac when it first opened ten years ago. In an interview with Naomi Lettieri, Community Liaison Nurse, she talks about what motivated her to become a palliative care volunteer and some of her highlights in her role as a volunteer.View File
Ten years ago, Lyn Armistead started as a volunteer with Anam Cara House Colac when it first opened. In an interview with Naomi Lettieri, Community Liaison Nurse, she talks about some of her highlights in her role as a volunteer, most memorable moments and what she thinks is the secret to a good life.View File
These real stories share the personal experiences of people receiving palliative care and palliative care volunteers.
We hope they will raise awareness of the value of palliative care and volunteering in improving the quality of life of people during National Palliative Care Week and National Volunteer Week – 20 to 26 May 2018.View File
A palliative care volunteer describes how she supported a man with Motor Neurone Disease.Play Podcast
Trained palliative care volunteers record the biographies of people with a life limiting as a legacy for their family Part 1: Jennifer talks about her role and recording Cassandra’s biography.Play Podcast
Pairs of palliative care volunteers and the people they support to tell us about their relationships. These eight inspiring stories illustrate how these are mutually valued and enriching relationships.View file