Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Finland: How we can further develop a precious asset

NEW SERIES: CELEBRATING THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE…  Since 1988, volunteers have played a crucial role in hospice and palliative care in Finland. But now, a more systematic approach to develop volunteer training and structures of volunteering in hospice and palliative care is about to start. Our guest writers, Leena Pelttari, Ritva Pihlaja and MirjaContinue reading “Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Finland: How we can further develop a precious asset”

Volunteers are fueling the growth of orphanages in Uganda. They need to stop

elishiamacd: Another article on how volunteers are worsening the orphanage crisis. More significantly this article highlights how a Church supported a corrupt orphanage and had no knowledge of it.  Volunteers are fueling the growth of orphanages in Uganda. They need to stop

Hospices care for 200,000 people a year, but they’re powered by voluntary effort

There’s a paradox inherent in the hospice movement: they’re integral, yet wouldn’t exist without volunteers and fundraisers The first hospices were established in the 19th century in France, but what is known as the “modern movement” started in 1967 with the opening of St Christopher’s House in south London by Dame Cicely Saunders, a pioneerContinue reading “Hospices care for 200,000 people a year, but they’re powered by voluntary effort”

Care home community toolkit

This How To Guide will give #carehome managers and staff guidance on how to create a community within the care home & bring members of the local community into the home. Care home community toolkit                                        Continue reading “Care home community toolkit”