About Us


Dear Community

Our face-to-face services in southern Tasmania are temporarily suspended in line with the current public health advice about COVID-19 coronavirus.

We are continuing to support our existing patients and carers by telephone and can be reached on this number: (03) 6224 3808.

We are not able to receive new referrals at this time.

We will post a new message here when we have further information.

Thank you for your understanding.


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 are funded by the Tasmanian Health Service and work closely with the Specialist Palliative Care Service and other health and community service providers.


Anna Murchison, Manager

Liz Witt, Office Manager

Sandy Muir, Development and Support Officer

Anne-Marie Stranger, Support Officer

Management Committee

Pat Flanagan, President

Ann Woodhall, Secretary

Andrew Vanderschoor, Treasurer

Sandra Brown, Public Officer

Rob Hill

Christine Schokman

Kat Fraser

Partner organisations

Hospice Care Association of North West Tasmania Inc.

The Volunteer Support Service, Palliative Care Service.


The Tasmanian Health Service 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.