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Did you know... Half of all countries do not have access to hospice and palliative care

Get involved

There are many ways you can get involved in the worldwide hospice and palliative care movement and help people who need your support. These are some ideas of how you can get involved.


If you are a hospice or palliative care service based anywhere in the world, having apartnership with a service in another country is a great opportunity for sharing experience and learning.


Find out more about hospice and palliative care service partnerships.


Many individuals have made a real difference to the lives of people living with a life-limiting illness in the UK and worldwide through volunteering.


Find out more about volunteering in the UK or volunteering worldwide.


Clinical placements

A clinical placement is a great way for health professionals to gain experience of palliative care in a different culture or setting and to share knowledge and skills. Remember that if you are thinking of doing your placement in another country, you must be able to understand and speak the language fluently.


Here are some ideas that will help you to apply for, or offer, a clinical placement:



By giving a donation you are supporting our work to ensure more people have access to better quality care. Find out how to donate.



Help the Hospices needs your support to campaign for all those who need hospice and palliative care in the UK and worldwide to be able to access it.


Find out how you can campaign for hospice and palliative care.


Keep in touch

Do you want to find out more about global palliative care issues, identify new resources and build links with hospice and palliative care services across the world? Then sign up to Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Online (WHPCO), our international email news resource.


It is free and will keep you in touch with global issues and the part that Help the Hospices plays in international activity.


To sign up, or to contribute news to WHCPO, please contact us.


Take part in a worldwide challenge event

Our challenge events provide a great opportunity to support hospice and palliative care while taking on new challenges around the world.


Work with us

If you are interested in working in hospice and palliative care, we have a database of opportunities that may interest you.


Search for current vacancies in hospice and palliative care.