Donate my skills
If you want to use your professional skills to support the work we do, then we have a range of roles to suit you. We've highlighted a few below.
Marie Curie Helper
Marie Curie Helper volunteers visit terminally ill people in their homes, offering companionship and support for up to three hours each week. The role involves helping with activities such as reading, making short trips to the shops and providing information on local services. It also requires patience, empathy and the ability to listen. Helper volunteers receive extensive training before they start, and then ongoing support throughout their time volunteering.
Hilary was inspired to become a Helper volunteer following a cancer experience in her family. Hilary says, “Having a Helper volunteer is like having an extra friend in the family with the knowledge to help.”
Use your professional business experience to help us improve our planning and development.
Whether for a specific project, at the end of a phone for advice or on an on-going basis within a department, your skills and knowledge will help Marie Curie continue to improve and grow.
Edgar Rodriguez, a project manager from Mexico City, recently volunteered in our People and Organisational Development department.
Edgar’s role involved supporting process design to improve communication between technical people and service users. “I really enjoyed volunteering at Marie Curie,” said Edgar. “I have been able to use my skills in a valuable way and also improve my English.”
Our hospices offer patients and carers a range of complementary treatments. These are all provided by volunteers and benefit patients and carers greatly. If you’re qualified in one of the following therapies, we’d love to hear from you: acupuncture, aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, massage, reflexology, reiki. You’ll need to be a member of the relevant professional body for your therapy and also have professional insurance, but we’ll make sure you have a thorough induction and shadow someone until you’re confident in this very specific environment.
Legal advice is particularly valuable to charities. Contracts are an essential part of our work and being able to get a legal professional to take a second look is really helpful. As a Contracts Advisor, you wouldn’t be expected to provide a full legal service, but being able to identify areas of concern or issues where we’d need to refer to a lawyer to get a resolution enables us to continue our work with confidence.