About Hospice

Hospice is a philosophy of care which extends beyond the physical needs of a person to their emotional, social and spiritual needs and those of their family.

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Health Professionals

Our palliative care services provide specialist and compassionate nursing care at home for people in our community.



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We love volunteers! Find out how you can get involved by becoming a hospice volunteer.

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Patient/Family Centred Roles

These roles work directly with patients and their families often in the patient’s own home.
Role Description
Beauty Therapy Providing beauty treatments to patients – usually in their own home. You need to have a formal qualification
Bereavement Working with the families of recently bereaved
Biography Working with patients to record their life stories, resulting in the production and printing of their biographies
Complementary Therapies Providing complementary therapies to patients – usually in their own home. You need to have a formal qualification
Counselling Working with patients and their family members. You need a formal qualification
Driving Driving patients to appointments, activities or events. You need to have your own car.
Equipment Delivery Working in a team to deliver, set up or collect medical equipment (including beds and lazyboys) to patients own homes. You need to be physically fit and able to drive
Gardening Providing gardening services to patients
Hairdressing Providing hairdressing services to patients – usually in their own home. You need to have a formal qualification
Handyman Providing handyman services to patients
Legal/Financial Advice Providing legal and financial advice to patients and their families
Therapeutic Massage Providing therapeutic massage services to patients. This is a combination of patients own home and at Hospice House  You need to have a formal qualification
Activity Day Stay Volunteer Working with a team of other volunteers and an activities coordinator provide day stay activity programmes for patients. Based at Hospice House
Podiatry Providing podiatry treatments/services to patients. You need to have a formal qualification
Patient Visiting Visiting patients in their own home to provide respite cover for family members as well as visitor variety for patients. Own transport is essential
Support services This could include a variety of things such as dog walking, helping sort out a patients house, odd tasks

Sign me up!

If you are interested in any of our volunteer openings, or just want to chat about any opportunities or options for future volunteering then contact Hilary (Volunteer Services Manager) on volunteers@laketaupohospice.co.nz or phone 07 377 4252

Or if you are ready to go – sign up now!