New Palliative Care Voluteers

New Volunteers FAQS

Volunteers in hospices are an important and valued part of the team. They offer friendship and practical support that improves the quality of life of adults and children living with a life-limiting condition and their families. The support of volunteers can make it more possible for a person to receive care and to die at home.

1. What does a hospice volunteer do?
2. Who can become a hospice volunteer?
3. Why would I become a hospice volunteer?
4. How much time will I have to commit?
5. What training and preparation is required?
6. How do I become a volunteer with my local hospice?
7. What happens if I am selected to become a volunteer?
8. Do all applicants get accepted for volunteering?

Find out about volunteering with your local palliative care service

Contact your local palliative care services to find out about volunteering opportunities near you.

If volunteering opportunities are available, you will probably be invited to attend an interview. 

Organisations conduct interviews so people can find out more about the volunteering role and the organisation can find the right volunteer for the job.

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