About the Organisation

Volunteers for Palliative Care Inc. began in Maitland in 1990 and was incorporated in 1993. We are a not-for-profit organisation that is funded part time by the HNE NGO Grant Programme. We are also registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient and Charitable Fund Raiser.

I invite you to read the rest of our website to get further information on the services we provide the Maitland community.

As to the structure of our organisation, the Volunteers and administration staff report to the Management Board through the Co-ordinator and the Co-ordinator reports to the Management Board. We have a Staff Liaison Officer and Volunteer Liaison Officer who are available to discuss any queries or concerns as they arise which in turn are then taken to the next Board meeting. The area of OH&S is a shared responsibility between staff and Board and to that end we also have a OH&S Officer.

The Management Board for Volunteers for Palliative Care Inc consists of four executive positions - Chairperson, Vice-chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer. The remainder of the possible nine positions for the Board are ordinary members (5).

The Management Board meets once a month for a couple of hours. At present the meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month from 5:00pm. The times for meetings are negotiated each new year to accommodate the members work commitments.

I believe having a broad representation on our Management Board from our community, volunteers and those who have experienced palliative care in their life, gives our organisation the best possible blend of experiences both professional and personal.

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.

If you have any questions or enquiries, do not hesitate to call Judith on 02 4936 6582.