We need volunteers to work in the following areas:
Bereavement Support Volunteers operating in Gloucestershire
Many people cope relatively well with the death of a friend or relative with the support of family, friends and neighbours, but others really need the chance to talk through their grief with someone who can offer empathy and a good listening ear.
Bereavement volunteers can’t make the problem go away but they can, for a critical period, stay alongside the bereaved person, offering support. Most of us have experienced our own losses and we know something of the journey ahead.
Have you ever thought of using your own life experience to enable you to give help to others? We are keen to increase our team of volunteers so that we can more thoroughly cover all parts of the county and all sectors of the community.
You don’t need previous qualifications: excellent, comprehensive training is provided and, when you start to practise, there is professional supervision, support and ongoing training.
We actively encourage all applicants, regardless of age, race, religion, disability, gender or sexual preference.
You will provide initial telephone response and assistance to clients and other callers, and help run our friendly Cheltenham office. We need people who can work one (or more) mornings per week; 9am – 1pm or 10am – 2pm. You will receive full on-the-job training for the role.
We are a charity and often struggle to raise enough funds to continue to survive. You will receive support and guidance in this vital role. Applications from all age ranges are welcomed. Young people will find they can give their CV a significant boost by working for a nationally-recognised charity, even for a relatively short period.