Make the most of Make A Difference Day

Marie Curie volunteering

Over 120,000 volunteers across the country take part in volunteering projects and do their bit to make a difference in their communities. Make a Difference Day, which takes place on Saturday 24 October, is an annual celebration which celebrates this amazing contribution and encourages people to volunteer.

Get involved

Why not start volunteering with Marie Curie on Make a Difference Day? You could make a huge difference to the lives of people living with terminal illnesses across the UK and in your own community.

Our nurses and hospices provide care and support for over 40,000 people living with a terminal illness across the UK, and their families, and the support of our volunteers helps us to continue this vital work.

There are lots of opportunities available for volunteers at Marie Curie – here are two examples:

  • Become a Helper volunteer: Our Helper volunteers have helped support over 600 people living with terminal illnesses across the UK over the past year. After extensive training, they provide companionship, practical help and information to clients, who are carefully matched with volunteers.
    Find out more about our Helper service
  • Become a shop volunteer: Across the country we have loads of charity shops, full of great stock and we need friendly, enthusiastic volunteers to help support staff. Shop volunteers enable us to raise essential funds for our nurses and hospices, as well as being the street side face of Marie Curie!
    Find out more about being a shop volunteer

Visit our volunteering section for more volunteering opportunities and to find a role that is perfect for you.