Volunteer roles

Bereavement Support

Bereavement support might include participation in one-on-one contact, group support and the provision of information.


Through Biography programs volunteers support their clients by recording their life story.


Community-visiting volunteers provide support to clients and their family in the community, typically at home.

Complementary Therapies

Roles might include light touch massage, the use of essential oils, music, art and companion animals.

Inpatient Support

Volunteers support patients and families within palliative care wards, supportive and palliative care units or residential aged care settings.

Memorial Services

Volunteers may organise or assist with Memorial Services, events by which loss and bereavement can be honoured within a group setting.

Paediatric Support

Roles include sibling and family support at home or in the community, and inpatient support.

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