Marie Curie Helper Service
About the Volunteer Opportunity
We know that the little things can make a big difference for people and their families living with a terminal illness like having someone to chat to over a cup of tea, help to get to an appointment or run an errand or just being there while a family member is able to take a break from caring.
As a Helper Volunteer you will be matched with someone who you will visit in their home, go out somewhere with or have a chat over the phone. Your support could help these families get the most from the time they have left.
Opportunity happens in clients homes (normally within 10 miles of the volunteers home) – Travel expenses provided and 1 full day of induction training before taking up the role. Ongoing training will be offered as and when available on a range of related topics. Ongoing support from the Co Ordinator and also local peer groups meet 2 times yearly.
About the Organisation
Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity. They provide frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.
Now more than ever, they need your help to support people with a terminal illness and their families.
If you want to make a difference to the lives of people living with a terminal illness, and are looking to give a few hours a week to offer companionship and support, becoming a Helper might be just right for you.
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Volunteers may be required to complete an Access NI disclosure for some volunteering roles. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer position.