Whilst Hopewell Hospice originally began as a small hospice, it has now grown into a larger organisation called Hopewell Hospice Services Inc. This is an umbrella organisation for:
Hopewell Hospice: an 8-bedroom palliative care unit, housing our Family Support Workers;
Paradise Kids - a unit for supporting children, parents and families around grief and loss;
Simply Divine Cafe - our fundraising cafe where all profits go back into the organisation;
Hopewell Holiday House - currently housing our weekly Living Well Respite Day Care Centre.
The activities of the various parts of Hopewell Hospice Services depend greatly on the contributions of volunteers. In turn, the volunteers find personal enrichment through being part of the community of care that serves people of all ages.
We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities including reception support, kitchen assistant, gardening, Cafe assistants and - with further training - you could become a companion to residents, be part of our respite project or train as a Paradise Kids buddy.
We ask that all volunteers undertake some training before they join us. This involves a meeeting with our Volunteer Coordinator to find out more about our organisation, what we offer volunteers and what we ask of volunteers, and to discuss further the areas you might like to volunteer in;
Workplace Health & Safety training - including food handling and Fire Safety - a mandatory aspect of training cover the safety of everyone and ensuring we are covered legally and for insurance purposes;
More in-depth training for specific volunteering roles such as Companion or PK Buddy. Other training is offered throughout the year and in 2017 we are starting short 1-hour workshops to look at specific issues relating to palliative care work and individual self-development within this area - which all volunteers will be encouraged to attend.
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, 07 5625 1900 or email: to discuss volunteering and our training programme to become a volunteer at Hopewell.