Helper

  • VO77450


Description

We know that 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. You will be matched with someone who you’ll visit in their home, go out somewhere with or chat with over the phone.

You can offer your time any day of the week, between 9am and 9pm, so that you can find a time that works for you and the individual that you are supporting.
The type of support our Helper volunteers give often includes:
• Companionship and emotional support
• Practical help
• A break for families and carers
• Information on other support available
•Support after a bereavement.

Organisation aims and objectives

Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We’ve been carrying out this vital work for over 65 years – last year alone we cared for over 40,000 people across the UK. We can’t do what we do without our supporters, only you can make sure we can continue caring for people living with a terminal illness across the UK.

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Restrictions

Experience required: A friendly and sensitive approach, excellent listening skills and an ability to build rapport with others. Reliability and a willingness to be flexible and operate within the boundaries of the role. Self-awareness and emotional stability and a mature perspective on life and death. Confidentiality and respect for peoples’ privacy.
Travel details: The Helper service covers all of Aberdeenshire and we will endeavour to match Volunteers with individuals who are within their part of town. The areas that volunteers can access or distance they are prepared to travel will be determined by where they live, if they have access to a car or will require to use public transport.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We will pay all reasonable travel expenses on a monthly basis. Mileage is given for car/motorcycle and bicycle users
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Public liability
Training details: All our volunteers will be given induction training before they start as well as training specific to the Helper role. They will be given ongoing training and support from the Volunteer Coordinator.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.