What do you want to do?

Whether you've got a few minutes or a few days a month, there are loads of ways you can give your time to volunteer for Marie Curie.

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Maybe you want to use your professional skills to support our work or fancy getting out and about for a good cause? Maybe you're looking for office experience, want to volunteer in a hospice or want to spread the word about Marie Curie. Take a look at some of our roles - we may have the perfect one for you.

Which volunteer opportunity is right for you?

How much time can you spare to volunteer? Touch or click on the blue dots below to explore what your time could achieve.

One minute

Follow us on Facebook  , to see real stories and find out what we’re up to, share the posts that interest you with friends, and watch a video or two to get a feel for what we do.

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30 minutes

Browse the range of information and support we offer online, in printed publications and over the phone. Share what you find with someone who might find it useful.

Find information and support

A couple of hours

Our 190 shops across the UK are crying out for your pre-loved clothes and accessories. If you have a few hours to spare, clear out your wardrobe and donate to your local Marie Curie charity store. 

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A day

Host your own Marie Curie fundraising event. This could be anything from a pamper night or Blooming Great Tea Party to a sponsored skinny dip or walk.

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A few hours a month

Our Marie Curie Ambassadors go out and about giving talks about Marie Curie in their communities. If you are organised, enthusiastic and have local contacts in your community then this may be the role for you.

Become an ambassador

A few hours a week

Volunteer at a Marie Curie hospice. There’s a wide range of things you can do – anything from a hospice driver, gardener or complementary therapist, to a receptionist.

See how to support our hospices

A few days a month

Become part of our dedicated teams in one of our offices. Roles range from administration volunteers and fundraising project coordinators, to project assistants and interns.

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Be vocal in your support for Marie Curie

Do you feel passionate about what our charity does? Would you like to share that passion with others by spreading the word?

Become an Expert Voice

If you have first-hand experience of end-of-life care as a carer, family member or friend, as an Expert Voice you can help us improve our services and develop new ideas. 

You can choose how you want to take part – whether that's by phone, email or at a face-to-face meetings. Search all roles or find out more from Carol.

My opinions and experience are valued. Being a carer has given me contact, communication and, most importantly, somewhere that we are sensitively understood. It is also a safe place to deal with and discuss what life has thrown at us.
Carol, who became an Expert Voice after caring for her partner, Diane

Become a Marie Curie Ambassador

As an ambassador, you'll go into local communities and talk about Marie Curie's work. If that sounds daunting, don't worry. We supply a toolkit of talks and lots of information and statistics to help you explain who we are and what we do.

You'll build your own local contacts and arrange you're own talks. So it's a role for someone who is organised and enthusiastic about Marie Curie. Search all roles

Get out and about in your area

Do you love to chat to people in your local area? Are you keen to make some new friends?

Join your local fundraising group

Across the UK, small groups of dedicated local people join together to raise funds for Marie Curie. Fundraising groups run their own events, organise collections, have coffee mornings and make a difference in their communities in countless other ways.

It's a great way to meet new people and have fun while helping a great cause. Find out more about local fundraising groups or find out more from Katy.

I have always enjoyed volunteering for the charity and coming away feeling that I have done something worthwhile. Being in a fundraising group multiplies that feeling and is also a lot of fun.
Katy, Treasurer at the Epsom fundraising group

Volunteer in a charity shop

Our shops feature a fantastic assortment of clothes, accessories and goodies at great prices. Volunteering in one of our shops is a great way to meet members of the public and help them with their shopping.

Shop volunteers help with the day-to-day running of our shops, working as part of a small, friendly team for half a day or more a week.

As a shop volunteer, you'd do things like operating the till, taking receipt of donated goods and helping customers on the shop floor. Volunteers also work behind the scenes to sort and prepare goods for sale in the shop. Search all roles

Be a Collection Box Coordinator

Collection Box Coordinators liaise with local shops, pubs and hotels to ensure that Marie Curie collection boxes feature prominently in their local community. Volunteers return regularly to replace full boxes before counting and banking the money.

This is a role that lets you choose the level of commitment you would like to make as well as ensuring that Marie Curie is well known locally. Register your interest in becoming a collection box co-ordinator

A Marie Curie collection box coordinator chats to a landlord in a pub
As a Collection Box Co-ordinator you'll meet and chat to lots of people in your community.

Volunteer at a hospice

We have nine hospices across the country where you can join a thriving community by volunteering.

Be a hospice catering assistant

As a hospice catering volunteer, you'll serve refreshments and take the shop trolley into wards and rooms. You'll need to enjoy having a chat and working as part of a team. Search all roles

Be a hospice driver

Our hospice drivers are vital to many of our day patients, who simply wouldn’t be able to get to the hospice for their appointments without them. Drivers give patients a lift in to the hospice from their homes. You’d need to have your own car but there’s a mileage allowance of 45p per mile.  Search all roles

A Marie Curie hospice volunteer offers a cup of tea to a patient
You'll get to hear lots of peoples' stories as a hospice volunteer

Be a hospice Day Care Assistant

Day Care Assistants support day patients during their time at the hospice. They help with a range of tasks including chatting to patients, running activities such as art and crafts and serving refreshments.

Our Day Care Assistants need to be flexible, happy to get involved in whatever is required and be able to commit to a few hours each week or fortnight. Search all roles

A volunteer with a patient at the Marie Curie Glasgow Hospice
It can be really rewarding to keep people company at a difficult time in their lives.

Volunteer as a hospice gardener

Be part of a team of volunteer gardeners at one of our hospices and help to keep the gardens looking beautiful.

For people receiving care and support, and their families, being able to enjoy beautiful plants and flowers can be a real positive at a very difficult time.

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Claire's story of being a volunteer gardener

Gain office skills

Are you looking to brush up on your admin skills, manage a project or help out with a fundraising campaign?

Become an Admin Volunteer

As part of a busy office, our admin volunteers support teams with a range of tasks including answering the phone, updating databases and producing documents. 

The role gives you the chance to build on your IT and admin skills and give you behind-the-scenes experience at a large national charity. Search all roles

I get involved in a variety of tasks from handling income from our supporters to updating supporter information on our database. I enjoy working in the team – everyone is really friendly and I have learned a great deal
Alex, university student

Become a Project Assistant

Marie Curie manages all kinds of projects – big and small, short and long term. Project Assistants support the planning, implementation and evaluation of these projects. You'll need good organisational skills and enjoy team work. Search all roles.

Be a Fundraising Project Coordinator

Working with local fundraising teams, Project Coordinators play a key role in campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal, Swimathon and the Blooming Great Tea Party, helping with planning, promotion and recruitment. Search all roles.

Office Volunteer at Marie Curie