Helper/befriending volunteer

The Marie Curie Helper service is provided by trained volunteers who offer one-to-one companionship and support to people with a terminal illness or life limiting illness and their families. The service would not be able to reach those most in need if it was not for the commitment and hard work of the volunteers delivering the service. Helper volunteers provide companionship and emotional support, practical support, short breaks for carers and help with signposting for information and support.

Please note: we are currently only offering telephone support to all our clients due to Covid, therefore all face to face visits have been temporarily suspended until further notice.

About Tyne and Wear Helper service - Marie Curie

Someone to have a chat with over a cup of tea, help a client get to an appointment or run an errand, or just be there to listen when they need a friendly ear. Helper volunteers are there for exactly those things.

What skills do I need?

Good Listener



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Tyne and Wear Helper service - Marie Curie

Register your Interest

Quick Enquiry


  • Health and Social Care


  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Age restrictions
    18 plus
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Travel expenses and phone calls reimbursed if required.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Volunteer coordinator there to support volunteers every step of the way.
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
    Induction training is required with the volunteer coordinator currently being carried out virtually.
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy (where relevant)
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Flexible to suit the volunteer.