(2) Volunteer Training Programme

From 2019 to 2020, MAPPAC conducted volunteer training workshops to train home companions. This workshop was conducted for volunteers with no healthcare background, to learn basic skills commonly required by parents who have children with life-limiting illnesses. The aim was to build a team of volunteers who could step in to support parents by allowing them a short break from caregiving for their child.

Lecture on concepts of children’s palliative care
Hands-on training for volunteers
A volunteer learning how to give tube feeding to a child
The first group of volunteers with their facilitators during the volunteer training workshop in 2019