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"When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone"

Dalai Lama XIV

How you can help


Your generous donation, no matter how big or small, will help us to continue to support our community by providing care to those living with a terminal illness and their families and friends.

Our services are provided free of charge. You will be helping us to:
  • Provide in-home specialist nursing care
  • Provide 24 hour support
  • Grief and bereavement counselling
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Music therapy
  • Spiritual Care
  • Equipment
  • Trained volunteers
Help us to do more, by donating today. There are many ways to donate:
  • Single Donation
  • Donation in memory
  • Regular donation
  • Bequest in your Will

Together we make a difference.

Palliative Care South East is a registered charity. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.



A bequest is a gift left in a Last Will and Testament - it could be money, shares, property, residual of estate or other valuable items.

It is a powerful statement of support for Palliative Care South East. It recognises the important work that we do and enables us to continue our work into the future.

We advise that you seek professional legal advice when updating your Will.

Contact our Innovation and Development Officer for more information.


Do you want to do more for your community? Are you a born organiser? Do you have lots of fundraising ideas and time to help out? Contact Palliative Care South East if you would like to be involved in our Fundraising initiatives.

We need your energy and ideas to help build a bigger and better service for our community.

Contact our Innovation and Development Manager for more information.



Do you want to fulfill your social responsibility as a corporation? Do you want to work with a local charity to improve our community? Palliative Care South East is happy to partner with you to make our community stronger. You can support our scholarship program, sponsor an event or make a regular donation to help purchase much needed equipment.

Do you provide a local service and want to donate some time to help others?

As a community based organisation, we provide services to our clients and their families and friends in their homes. Families caring for people with a terminal illness often do not have the time to carry out day to day activities that we take for granted. It could be lawn mowing or a haircut, cleaning, floral arrangements, odd jobs, cooking meals or snacks - anything that will help our community to feel cared for.

*Palliative Care South East is a registered charity in Australia. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Contact our Innovation and Development Manager to discuss how you and your staff can help us to help our community.


Your feedback is important to us. It helps us to know how well we are meeting your needs. It helps us to improve what we do and how we do it.

Please visit our Contact page and fill out the online form with any feedback and/or suggestions.



Existing volunteers please log in by clicking on the button below. You will be directed to the My Volunteer Page website.



Palliative Care South East was founded by volunteers back in 1984. The philosophy of the early founders lives on in our volunteers. We could not fully support our community without the help of our volunteers. These amazing people willingly give their time, skills and energy to help people in our community. Our volunteers are of all ages, come from all walks of life and backgrounds.

Become a Palliative Care South East volunteer and help your community. We provide full training for all volunteers, with regular meetings and outings to provide ongoing support.

There are many ways to be involved:

Family Support Volunteers
Support the client and their family to participate as much as they can, to live as fully as possible and to help deal with practical and emotional challenges.

Bereavement Volunteers
Are trained in bereavement support and continue to offer support to family and friends after the client has died. Volunteers are trained to recognise and respond to the needs of bereaved clients.

Administration Volunteers
Assist with a variety of office based tasks including data entry, filing, mail-outs etc

Biography Volunteers
Run a program called 'Sharing My Story'. It gives clients an opportunity to record their thoughts and to tell their story in the form of a biography or letter.

Fundraising Volunteers
Help to arrange events and activities that raise much needed funds for Palliative Care South East.

Volunteer Ambassadors
Are involved in community education to local groups and organisations about palliative care, what we do and how to get involved.


If you are considering becoming a volunteer, please click on the link below to view our volunteer opportunities.



Palliative Care South East Volunteers get as much out of being a volunteer as they put in:


“I like to think I brought a little relief into [the client]'s life. We shared many special moments. Her strength of character, her dignity, her determination were an inspiration to all. Yes, I believe I did improve her quality of life, but what I received in return is more than I am capable of putting into words”.


“One of the most unexpected experiences I have had while working as a volunteer with SEPC was when the patient was clearly in the last stages of his life. It was the first time I had visited this family. Many members of the family had been gathering to support each other.

I spent some time in the room with the patient, as this appeared to be expected. Then I went out to the living room and spent considerable time with his wife, who was of course very upset, while trying to remain calm and in control of the necessary arrangements. She was glad to have someone she could talk to, someone who perhaps had a little experience of these situations.

As I was leaving another member of the family opened up to me. She was so glad to have someone who was not a friend or family member to whom she could pour out her own personal distress. It had not been appropriate for her to be so completely honest within the family, to acknowledge the very great loss she would feel at the death of someone she had known for fifty years. When she paused for breath, she thanked me for helping her to go in now to face the situation with a greater calmness and acceptance than she had thought possible. She had been reassured that her emotions were honestly valid.

I went home with a feeling that I really had been able to be useful in that situation. I learned afterwards that the patient had died about half an hour later”.


“I have been a volunteer at Palliative Care South East for 3 ½ years. When I retired I needed to find something that would fill in a few hours each week.

I felt that my administration experience would help in a voluntary role, assisting the Admin Staff by doing some of the mundane jobs.

I really enjoy coming in each week and feel I am of use and I have, in fact, learned many new things”

Compassionate Communities

"In a Compassionate Community people are motivated by compassion to take responsibility for, and care for each other" - Charter of Compassion

Death, dying, loss and bereavement affect us all at some time during our lives.

Palliative Care South East is determined to develop Compassionate Communities in our region to support those with a life threatening illness to remain in their communities for as long as they wish. We want citizens, community groups, care providers, schools, businesses, educators, local governments and organisations to come together to care for the vulnerable in our community.

We want to hear from those of you who want to be involved to make our community a caring, supportive place to be.

Contact us to find out more information.