Microvolunteering Day: one small act, one big difference

by Katrina Holloway National Volunteering Adviser


Marie Curie shop volunteer
A Marie Curie shop volunteer

Like the idea of volunteering, but don’t have the time? Well today is Microvolunteering Day and we’re asking you to volunteer just a fraction of your time to make a big difference to people living with a terminal illness, and their families. In the time it takes to make a coffee, run a bath or even read this blog, you could volunteer for Marie Curie – and here’s how.


Microvolunteering in less than 10 minutes



  • Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and share our appeals with your friends and family, helping to raise awareness of Marie Curie and the work we do.

  • Marie Curie is campaigning for a better life for people living with a terminal illness, and their families. Sign up to hear more about these campaigns and how you can get involved.

  • Sign up to our online community where you can share experiences or find support you can trust, with people who understand.


If you have a couple of hours


We have many volunteering roles which only take a couple of hours or less. Here are just a few ideas:



  • Expert Voices group: Have you had an experience of caring for a loved one through a terminal illness? Then we would love you to help us improve our services and develop new ideas by becoming an Expert Voice group member. Find out more about our Expert Voices group  

  • Marie Curie Helper: Visit people living with a terminal illness in their homes and offer them friendship and support. Find a role near you  .

  • Donate to our shops: Donate unwanted items to one of our high street shops. Just one large bag of clothes will raise around £20. Find your local shop.


Feeling inspired to do more?


If you are feeling inspired and have more time to spare then Marie Curie has a wide variety of local volunteering roles to suit you  . By becoming a volunteer you will be using your time, skills and enthusiasm to help us provide care and support for people and their families living with a terminal illness. Find out more about Microvolunteering Day.