Volunteering Opportunities-DEAN Foundation

DEAN Foundation


Volunteering Opportunities

Ms. Salitha Abraham,  Volunteer

Volunteers of all ages are invaluable to DEAN Foundation's Hospice & Palliative Care Centre. The time and unique talents they offer, add to the quality of life of our patients. Each volunteer receives extensive training whether you choose to work directly with patients and families or volunteer for the programme's many other needs.

There are many ways to volunteer at our Centre and make a contribution to your community :


  • Keep Collection Boxes in strategic places send proposals, Letters, emails, make CD presentations to prospective donors 
  • Organize Events like First Day First Show, an evening with a Film Star, a Musical, etc. Liaison with the Media 
  • Creating Awareness on Philosophy of Hospice and Palliative Care Talk to School Children 


  • Handle Phone calls 
  • Update registers 
  • Bulk mailing 
  • Actively partake in the activities / celebrations of the Trust 
  • Co-ordinating with other Volunteers and handle their Induction Programme. 
  • Networking with other NGOs, Doctors, Educational Institutions and corresponding regularly 
  • Maintaining Customer Data Base for Research purposes. 
  • Maintaining the Website. 
  • Bringing out Newsletters / Write Articles. 
  • Improve and Increase Patient Referrals

Creating Awareness

Create awareness about helping those facing end-of- life integrated within schools,  workplaces, faith based organizations, and other community formal and informal  gatherings.

Patient Care

  • Provide support to family during acute or terminal phase of illness. 
  • Available to visit and maintain vigil with dying person if appropriate. 
  • Organize donation in kind like Food packets, clothes, medical accessories, etc. and distribute the same to patients 
  • Facilitate Support groups 
  • Make telephone calls or visit bereaved family members, write personalized bereavement notes, and assist with bereavement support groups.

Ms.Nalini Senapathi at a Patient's Home

Our endeavour is to provide every Indian the basic Human Right to Palliative Care to die with dignity and without pain. 

We invite you to visit us at your convenience and see for yourself the work we do. We look forward to your patronage, that much needed support, which would enable us to carry on our work effectively. We assure you that by associating with our institution you will make a big difference to a totally uncared for segment of our society, who are out of sight and suffering in the isolation of their homes.