Islington Bereavement Service Volunteer

The Islington Bereavement Service needs volunteers to support bereaved people. You don’t need any previous experience, just good communication and listening skills, empathy and flexibility.

Training dates in 2024:

  • 11th, 15th & 16th March

Help others by:

  • Offering companionship and a listening ear
  • Providing emotional support
  • Accompanying people for a coffee, a walk, or on a local community visit
  • Directing people to important services

This role requires you:

  • To be 18+
  • To be able to supply the details of two referees
  • To be willing to apply for an Enhanced Adult DBS certificate with St. Joseph’s Hospice (unless you are subscribed to the Update Service)
  • To complete an interview
  • To attend three days Islington Bereavement Service training
  • To commit to 5 - 6 hours of your time per month, for at least 6 months or more