Hospice Volunteers is based in Hobart, Southern Tasmania. Partner organisations operate in North and North-West Tasmania.

Our skilled volunteers provide both in-home and hospital-based support for families affected by life-limiting illness across the southern region of Tasmania. We also offer bereavement support through our Walking Through Grief program. Founded in 1984, Hospice Volunteers operates with a team of professional staff and is governed by a voluntary committee of management. Committee members are elected at our annual general meeting and come from a range of backgrounds, both volunteering and professional. We work closely with the Specialist Palliative Care Service and with a range of community care providers.


Stephanie Kirkman Meikle, Manager

Kiyomi Stolp, Finance and Administration Officer

Karen Rogers, Community Development Officer

Rachel Foster, Community Development Officer

Management Committee

Christine Schokman, President and Public Officer

Pat Flanagan

Danica Ivkovic, Secretary

Raza Muhammad, Treasurer

Isobel Thompson

Kat Fraser

Partner organisations

Hospice Care Association of North West Tasmania Inc.

The Volunteer Support Service, Palliative Care Service.


The Department of Health is the primary funding body for the three regional palliative care volunteer services.

The Tasmanian Community Fund contributed towards the development of this website as a community resource.