Sacred Heart Community Palliative Care Biography Service

The Sacred Heart Biography Service at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney is an innovative, person-centred service offered free of charge to clients of Sacred Heart Community Palliative Care. The first such service in NSW, it complements existing palliative care services and offers clients the opportunity to reflect on their life, tell their story and leave a legacy document for family and friends. Carefully selected volunteers, who bring a range of skills and experience, are trained and supported to establish a trusting and safe environment in which clients, over the course of several sessions, can tell their story. The volunteers transcribe the story so it remains in the person’s voice and create beautiful bound books with photos.

Please click on the short video below to see how the process works:


How you can support us

Please click here and click on Biography Service in the drop down box.


The Biography Service now has a full quota of volunteers and we are no longer recruiting volunteers until further notice. Please keep an eye on this website for any updates regarding recruitment opportunities. There are biography services in other areas so if you are still interested in volunteering, please click on the following link to find another service