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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

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Marie Curie is a charity providing care and support through terminal illness. It has Musgrove Hospital Companion volunteers and also Marie Curie Helper Volunteers in Somerset who visit terminally ill ...

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Marie Curie Somerset Helper Service Volunteer

Anytime
Bolham Road, Tiverton, EX16 7RA, United Kingdom
Health & wellbeing
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Detailed description

A Marie Curie Helper provides companionship and support to people living with a terminal illness in Somerset, by introducing them with a trained helper volunteer. As a Marie Curie helper volunteer, you'll visit people living with a terminal illness in their homes, offering companionship and support for up to three hours each week. The role involves helping with activities such as reading, making short trips to the shops, providing information on local services or just being there to listen and provide a friendly ear. We’re looking for volunteers to provide a little support for people with a terminal illness in Somerset. Marie Curie helpers can make a really big difference to families and we’ll provide full training and on-going support. Helping to support Individuals, carers and their families in the Community with life limiting illnesses. An excellent opportunity to gain experience in a charity environment. An induction, initial and ongoing training, support and supervision in your role Complete all initial mandatory Helper volunteer training, as well as any refresher training whilst you are a Marie Curie volunteer. Carry out weekly visits with the person(s) you’re supporting, as agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator. This could be in a variety of settings, for example in a family’s home, in a care home or out in the community. Able to keep appointments and volunteer for approximately 3 hours a week for at least 12 months. Follow all mandatory procedures that form part of the Helper service. Examples include submitting written report forms, identifying and briefing a lone worker Buddy, and following procedures for lone worker safety. Keep your manager informed of any changes to the situation, or any significant happenings in connection to the person you’re supporting and/or their family, either in person or by phone.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Marie Curie

Marie Curie is a charity providing care and support through terminal illness. It has Musgrove Hospital Companion volunteers and also Marie Curie Helper Volunteers in Somerset who visit terminally ill people in their homes.
The organiser has marked this opportunity as filled. Applications are closed.
Share opportunity