Our incredible volunteers are a core part of the care team at EPC. They generously offer thousands of hours each month to support people and families living with terminal illness across Melbourne’s eastern region.

They bring compassion and heart to the community, in roles that are not always easy. We couldn’t do it without them.

Meet some of the team here.

Ian’s Story

Team: Home Support & Transport In April 2009 I lost my wife Eleanor to Triple Negative Breast Cancer. She was cared for by EPC.  What was I going to do with my life now? My three children were all married and had children of their own. The financial, legal, and personal affairs were in order, […]

Pauline’s Story

THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER AS A VOLUNTEER WITH EPC 75 years – a great age – fit, healthy, younger husband – everything was looking really great and still working.  Retirement plans were looming, but what would I do? My usual exercise, gardening, walking etc. was not going to be enough to keep me busy. […]

Vishruti’s Story

Team: Biography  A beautiful summer morning saw me, a mum with three children make my way into the local library to collect some books. Little did I know that I was going to stumble and make it a part of the dance of my life. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the advertisement […]

Rosemary’s Story

Team: Biography  Retirement brings time to do interesting and worthwhile things. My role at EPC enables me to achieve this. I have always been interested in family histories. Over the years I had put together booklets about my family and forebears for both my husband’s and my own family, full of collected facts, stories and photos. […]

Dennis’s Story

Team: Transport and Palliative Paws What is your role at EPC? At the moment I’m volunteering at EPC in the areas of Transport and Palliative Paws (dog walking).  Dog walking usually takes about an hour per week while transport can be variable.  This week I had two transport sessions and both of them took about […]

Anne & Pam’s Stories

Team: Community Support What brought you to volunteer with EPC? Anne: I saw that EPC needed volunteers and thought oh, I’d like to do that! so I applied. I have a nursing background and knew the work wouldn’t faze me too much. Pam: Anne was telling me about EPC and, as I also am a […]