Marie Curie provide companionship, practical and emotional support to people and families living with a terminal illness. The Service helps people with any terminal illness to be cared for at home, ensuring they get the right kind of care and support at the time they need it. This is provided by a team of registered nurses, healthcare assistants and trained Helper volunteers, offering nursing care, personal care, emotional support and practical information. 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. Volunteers are matched with someone who they will visit in their home. The Helper Service is entirely based around the person who is terminally ill and what support they need.
Volunteers are provided with training, peer group meetings and support throughout your time with Marie Curie. There is 2 days of induction, online training, specialised guests invited to peer meetings with ongoing support as and when requested as well as regular communication between manager and volunteer.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Mileage paid at 45p per mile and public transport fares reimbursed.
Anyone who is reliable, flexible, friendly, caring, has good communication skills, empathy, a sense of humour, initiative and life experience regardless of age.
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