Volunteers will be allocated a Palliative Care Community Patient to visit. The visits are usually weekly for up to 4 hours. Our patients are within the Sydney Local Health District area which is inner Sydney and across to Ryde and also covers Canterbury. The most requested volunteers are for companionship to the patient or respite for the carer.
Volunteers keep the patients company while carer attends to shopping/appointments etc. The volunteer might also just spend time talking to patients, watching a movie, playing games etc depending on the energy levels of the patient.
All volunteers must adhere to our Covid Safety Plan and follow daily safe practices which include temperature checks prior to each shift and random Covid testing when directed by Executive Department.
Benefits: Opportunity to connect with others. Its a very rewarding role as these patients have life limiting illnesses.