Lead Volunteer - Helper service

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.

To enable us to reach more people who would benefit from our support we need help to;

• Raise awareness and knowledge of the Helper service

• Ensure that people who are referred to the Helper service are appropriately assessed

• Increase our number of trained Helper volunteers and ensure they are well supported in their role.

With support from their Volunteer Coordinator, a Lead Volunteer will play an important part in supporting the Helper service to reach more people within their own local community.

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?

Proactive, caring, empathetic, verbally articulate.

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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 reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Volunteer coordinator there to support all volunteers every step of the way.
  • Volunteer induction
    Induction training which is currently being held 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