About the Organisation
Volunteers for Palliative Care Inc. began in Maitland in 1990 in response to community lobbying for a locally focused Palliative Care support service. We incorporated in 1993 and are a not-for-profit organisation that relies on volunteers and community support.
We are registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient and Charitable Fund Raiser and receive limited funding from the NSW Health NGO Grant Programme.
The Board for Volunteers for Palliative Care Inc consists of four executive positions –Chairperson, Vice-chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer and five ordinary members. All Board members are volunteers. Our Volunteers, part time administration staff report to our Board through the Co-ordinator.
Having a broad representation on our Management Board from our community and those who have experienced palliative care gives our organisation the best possible blend of experiences both professional and personal.
The Board meets once a month for a couple of hours. Meetings are currently held on the second Monday of each month at 5:30pm. Meeting times are negotiated each year to accommodate the commitments of current Board members.
Work Health and Safety are a shared responsibility between staff and Board and to that end we also have a WH&S Officer.
If you are interested in contributing to palliative care in Maitland through our volunteer organisation, a nomination form is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) for your convenience. We require the completed nominations to be received by our Secretary no later than one week prior to the AGM.