Family Services Volunteers
Trained volunteers support families with the practical and emotional demands of caring for their child.
Every Family Services Volunteer completes a 27 hour training program to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to support families who have a child with a life-threatening condition. The training includes topics such as communication and listening skills, loss and grief and ways of working with children. All trained volunteers are required to have a Working With Children Check
Family Services Volunteers assist in four different ways:
- In the family home
- When the child is admitted to hospital
- When the child is at Very Special Kids Hospice
- By participating in program activities, such as Sibling Days or Parent Coffee Mornings
Families wanting to know more about having a home or hospital volunteer can speak with their Family Support Practitioner or download the Trained Volunteer Program fact sheet.
If you are interested in becoming a trained Family Services Volunteer, please visit our main Volunteering page.