Are you a people person, good listener, enjoy a good chat and would like to be there for someone living with a terminal illness? We would like to hear from you.
We provide companionship, practical and emotional support to people living with a terminal illness. We know that little things make a difference. Having someone to chat to over a cup of tea, help to get to an appointment or go shopping or lend a friendly ear.
You will be matched with someone who you will visit in their home. We will work with you to find what time of day suits you and the person you are supporting. Our service is entirely based around the person who is terminally ill and what support they need.
We provide training to prepare you for this role, peer support group meetings and support throughout your time with Marie Curie. You can apply here www.mariecurie.org.uk/helper
no upper age limit has been specified
2 full days training in boundaries of role, communication skills, confidentiality, information about end of life, bereavement.
Online Health & Safety and Data Protection.
Regular peer support meetings, buddy system for first client if needed.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - We provide travel expenses for drivers (45p per mile) and non-drivers.
We are looking for volunteers who are:-
Friendly and caring.
Good at listening, communication, empathy, understanding, and are helpful, reliable and respectful.
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