• Volunteers are people in the community who assist people with a life-limiting illness. 
  • Contact a palliative care provider near you about the options available for volunteering.
  • Palliative Care Victoria and Volunteering Victoria can provide further information.

End of life and palliative care volunteers are people of all ages in the community who provide free assistance to people with a life-limiting illness and their families. 

They are recruited, trained and managed by local palliative care services. They can offer practical help, provide emotional support, give family members a break, and assist in enjoyable activities.

Availability of volunteer programs varies depending on what area or region you live in. Contact a palliative care provider near you about the options available by using the ‘Find a health service’ search option on this website.

Further information on palliative care volunteering is available on the Palliative Care Victoria website.

General information about volunteering in Victoria is available on the Volunteering Victoria website.

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Last updated: February 2017

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