The role of the volunteer research assistant in a hospice setting

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A hospice setting has a small, busy research team and the volunteer research assistant is an important role within the team, providing additional support for delivery of research projects and related activities.


The role was first introduced in 2014 following the development of research infrastructure and capacity building within the organisation.

Aim and method

To introduce volunteers to support hospice research including:


Involved volunteers has provided the hospice with additional research capacity to deliver projects and other research related activities.


Involving volunteers as part of the research team has been a rewarding one working towards the hospice’s strategy to become increasingly research active to provide the best care for patients and their families.

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