Marie Curie (Fife)

Charity registered in Scotland SC038731

Every day of your life matters, from the first to the last. Marie Curie 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. They will 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 do not know what to do next or just need to talk. They will be by your side with care and support every step of the way, bringing light in the darkest hours.


Current opportunities

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

Marie Curie are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to help raise money and awareness by hosting cash collections throughout the year including during the Great Daffodil Appeal, where you will be encouraging your local community to donate and wear a daffodil during February/March. Your role will be the main point of contact on the day for our volunteer collectors, providing a warm welcome, supplying materials and encouraging your collectors to raise as much as possible. You will be a big part of making this happen whether you are hosting a collection at a shopping centre, supermarket, high street or at football matches. You will find the public to be extremely generous and our volunteer collectors very supportive.

Typical tasks associated with this role will involve the following: -Organise fundraising events -Encourage societies, clubs and individual students to get involved in fundraising -Help to raise the profile of Marie Curie on Campus by running a stall at Student Fairs and other similar events -Encourage students to take part in Marie Curie Challenges (walks, trecks etc) and Fundraising My Way events (fundraising efforts which are chosen by the supporters themselves).

Marie Curie are looking for volunteers to become members of their local fundraising groups across the UK. Their groups are dedicated to raising funds so that Marie Curie can continue to care for people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in Marie Curie hospices. Along with other group members, you will organise collections and fundraising events and encourage support for Marie Curie in your local community. Group members can also choose to get involved in further group roles such as Chair Secretary and Treasurer if interested. Your role will include some of, amongst other tasks, the following: -Help to organise collections, events and other fundraising activities -Advertising events and encouraging fundraising in the area -Help to promote the work of the charity and encourage support from the local community -Regularly attend and participate in group meetings -Complete agreed action points following meetings