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Call for palliative care volunteers in Eurobodalla and Snowy Monaro

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Southern NSW Local Health District is looking for locals willing to become palliative care volunteers in the Eurobodalla and Snowy Monaro regions.

“Demand for palliative care is increasing. Volunteers are needed in our community to support patients, their family, and their carers as they deal with what is difficult stage of their lives,” said Kate Bowman, Manager of the Volunteer Support Services Programme at Palliative Care NSW.

COVID-19 has left a huge gap in many palliative care volunteer services with many now unable to provide the face-to-face support to clients and carers they used to.

“We are now looking to recruit more volunteers since many existing volunteers are vulnerable to the coronavirus and cannot continue to provide face-to-face support. We hope others will step up and volunteer their time to ensure these important community services continue,” Ms Bowman said.

To find out more about becoming a palliative care volunteer in your local area contact the SNSWLHD Volunteer Coordinator, [email protected]