Marie Curie

Charity registered in Scotland SC038736

Every day of your life matters, from the first to the last. We believe everyone living with a terminal illness should be able to get the most from the time they have left, however hard that may sometimes feel. We’ll be here for you and your family when you may feel like no-one else is, to help you cope when you don’t know how.

Marie Curie Nurses care for you in your home, when you need them most, day or night. Our hospices are at the heart of communities around the UK. And our trained volunteers and advisers are here for you with practical information and support when you don’t know what to do next or just need to talk. We’ll be by your side with care and support every step of the way, bringing light in the darkest hours.

Current opportunities

We are looking for therapists from a wide range of disciplines from reiki to hypnotherapy to mindfulness, and everything in between! If you have a background in complementary therapy and have a couple of hours available to support group work and 1:1 sessions, we’d love to tell you more. We are looking for volunteers to join our Complementary Therapy team and donate their time and professional skills as a therapist to support our hospice patients, this may include people with neurological, heart or chest conditions and cancer. We have a dynamic and friendly team who are providing imaginative ways of supporting people in the different circumstances they face due to the pandemic. We hope to be able to offer both face to face support sessions for patients attending our Edinburgh Hospice, and a range of online support including 1:1 sessions and online videos and courses on complementary therapies and wellbeing.

Coping with bereavement involves painful emotions, coming to terms with loss and making adjustments in life. Many people find it a great comfort to have someone to talk to about how they are feeling during this difficult time. We are looking for volunteers to provide emotional support over the phone to adults who have been bereaved by a terminal illness. You will be helping them to explore their feelings and adapt to life post-bereavement. Training, support and supervision will be provided. You will be working alongside our Patient and Family Support team in our Edinburgh Hospice, in a role where you can make an incredible difference to the lives of those affected by bereavement.

Our Stirling shop is looking for volunteers with a keen eye for online selling to help us run our successful eBay hub, and raise funds to support our patients and their loved ones. You will be providing invaluable support in the operation of our eBay shop by photographing, listing and preparing items for delivery. Part of the role will also be researching items online to check their value and ensure we are always receiving the best price. You will also be helping us respond to customer queries by telephone and online. We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about making a difference and are interested in an exciting new role. If you want to develop your IT and social media skills and have a keen eye for unique and unusual items then this could be the opportunity for you.

We are looking for volunteers to join us in our charity shop in Morningside, to help us raise funds so we can continue to support our patients and their families. This is an ideal role for someone who likes meeting new people and wants to learn new skills in a friendly and welcoming environment. You will be helping us with the day to day running of our shop, including sorting, preparing and pricing donated items ready for display on the shop floor, serving our customers on the till and helping us spot unusual or valuable hidden gems among donations. If you have a passion for making a difference and are looking for a new challenge then this could be the role for you.