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Marie Curie
Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity. We provide frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.Now more than ever, we need your help to support people with a terminal illness and their families.

Marie Curie are experts in end-of-life care. Spending time with patients alone or with their families and friends, we’re looking for volunteers to provide emotional support, a listening ear, short breaks for friends and family, help with signposting for information and support, and to simply be there for people at this very difficult time.


Your role will include some of, but is not restricted to, the following duties: 

• Spending time with patients of St George’s Hospital who have been identified as nearing the end of their life and providing support for them and their loved ones. 

• Sitting with a patient when their loved ones need a break. 

• Liaising with hospital staff and keeping the companions volunteer coordinator updated with any significant updates with the patient by telephone or in person. 

• Writing and submitting a brief report after each patient or family you support. 

• Explaining clearly the Companions Volunteer role and making sure that families are aware of the services provided by the hospital to families of dying patients. =

Who will the volunteers be working with?
All volunteers have a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator to oversee their role, as well as colleagues on site at St. George's Hosptial
Marie has a full training programme in place to ensure volunteers are safe, compliant and confident to complete their role.

Time commitment

We are looking for individuals to commit 2-3 hours a week, for at least 6 months. This can be Monday-Sunday morning, afternoon or evening.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.