Mercy Palliative Care is a community-based palliative care service offering support in the North and West Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. We cover seven municipalities including: Brimbank, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley, Hobsons Bay and Wyndham. Mercy Palliative Care volunteers work with patients, their families and friends. They offer support, companionship and respite in the patient’s own home or in hospital. They provide their own dimension of care. We provide 30 hours of training for palliative care volunteers in a number of areas prior to volunteering.