Marie Curie Cancer Care
The Marie Curie Helper service is provided by trained volunteers who offer one to-one support to people with a terminal illness (cancer and other illnesses), completely free of charge. This support may continue for their careers and families after bereavement. Marie Curie Helper volunteers support people in their homes, offering a few hours of their time each week to provide a listening ear and companionship; give families and carers a short break from their caring role; offer practical support, such as accompanying individuals to appointments or simply going out for a coffee. Our Helper volunteers are provided with training and support to enable them to undertake their roles. Our Helpers undertake their roles within approximately 10 radius of their own home and are required for 3 hours per week. A minimum commitment of 1 year is required. Travel is reimbursed.
Marie Curie Charity Shop, Cookstown Charity Shop Volunteers Age 16+ Marie Curie currently runs around 180 charity shops across the UK which helps to raise funds needed to care for terminally ill people and their families. Tasks include operating the till, sorting & preparing goods for sale, by checking, hanging, steaming & sizing of goods before they are placed on the shop floor. It may also include pricing. Volunteers should be able to work as part of a team & have a pleasant, helpful & cheerful manner. Reasonable physical health is required as the work may involve moving bags or boxes.
Box collectors/Leaflet distributors
Marie Curie is appealing for volunteers 18+ to commit to 2-3 hours per month to help with the collection of fundraising cans throughout the Cookstown area. Other roles involve distributing flyers/posters for volunteers 16+. Good communication skills and a friendly nature is required. Experience of counting cash is desired but not essential.