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.
- Age restrictions
- 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?
Flexible to suit the volunteer
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