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Hospice Kitchen - Evening Meals Support


Hospice Southland


Food Services





Hospice Southland provides Specialist Palliative Care Services. Their philosophy is to affirm life and to offer dignity and hope to patients, by providing free palliative care to those with life-limiting illness in a setting of their choice.

Hospice Southland not only runs a six bed in-patient Unit, but also cares for around 120 patients out in the community at any given time. Hospice and its palliative care services focuses on supporting quality of life, by responding to each patients physical, emotional and spiritual needs. As you can imagine, family life is deeply affected when a loved one has a life-limiting illness, support for families is also an intrinsic part of hospice care.

In this role you will be:

  • Preparing food for the patients evening meals
  • Serving evening meals to patients
  • Providing hospitality in kind, caring and empathetic manner
  • Working together with others as part of the kitchen team

Personal attributes:

  • Kind, caring an empathetic
  • Love for hospitality and serving others
  • Abiliity to perform/learn basic food handling/preparation and serving tasks

Benefits to volunteers:

  • Hospitality and food services training, experience and support
  • You get to be the public face of the organisation - as part of the food services team
  • You play a key role in making the patients feel welcome
  • Enjoy being part of an exciting community team and meeting new people
  • Playing a key part in helping to support Hospice to provide its invaluable service to paliative care patients


  • Initial 1 hour induction
  • Basic Kitchen and Cooking skills/abilities
  • Previous experience in hospitality is an advantage
  • Enjoys meeting/serving new people

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

One evening a week or fortnight, if this sounds like you, please apply.
Approx between 1-2 hours per shift

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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