ID: 64350

community based palliative care volunteer ( Victoria Park and Surrounding areas )

Health Regular - more than 6 months Across: Victoria Park WA, Bentley WA, Redcliffe WA, Armadale WA, Kelmscott WA

About this opportunity

Since 1982, Silver Chain has played an integral role in the delivery of in-home palliative care services to the Perth metropolitan area, giving up to 700 families at any one time the ability to care for their loved one in their own home at the end of their life. Much of our success is founded on the dedication and tireless work of volunteers. Volunteering with us is both a rewarding and valuable experience. You will be providing vital support to those living with terminal illness, as well as their carers and families. We provide all of our volunteers with training, mileage expenses and a friendly team environment. There are a range of volunteer opportunities in the Perth region, including: ­ Spending a few hours per week with our clients, to allow their primary carer some respite (take a break from the caring role and have time for themselves) ­ Providing social support to our clients receiving end-of-life care who may be isolated or living alone. ­ Volunteer driving clients to medical appointments or local shops. ­ Helping with administration tasks in an office environment.

You will need to have a spare 4 hours approx each week and some roles may require a driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle. Our volunteers are vital members of our Palliative Care team and so this opportunity is not suited to those seeking a short term commitment.

Due to the nature of the care we are providing, this position is open to those over the age of 25.

If you have a genuine desire to help those with a life-limiting illness, we are interested in hearing from you.


Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *.

We are seeking volunteers to provide support to clients in our community-based hospice service. This role requires volunteers to work independently but as part of a team of nurses, allied health professionals and other volunteers providing a complete service to a client living in the community. Tasks may vary depending on clients needs. Common tasks would be a respite sit while the primary carer takes a break or goes out. It may be providing local transport to take client to doctor’s appointments or pick up medication. It could also be providing social support to the client in the way of taking them for a coffee at the local café etc or assist them with doing some light shopping. We have a team of very experienced volunteers who will provide excellent mentorship and support within this role. This role can be emotional and it is not always easy. Some clients are only with you for a very short time due to their deteriorating health conditions. If you have experience in palliative care or a passion to help others we would love to hear from you.

You will need to have a spare 4 hours approx. each week and some roles may require a driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle.

Our volunteers are vital members of our Palliative Care team and so this opportunity is not suited to those seeking a short term commitment. Due to the nature of the care we are providing, this position is open to those over the age of 25.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

2-4 hours a week

Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Driving & Transportation
Training

Provided

Reimbursement

Mileage expenses