Giving your time to us as a volunteer is an enormous help – quite simply volunteers make our organisation work! Below, we’ve listed some current opportunities in our teams.

Bereavement Services

Our telephone support and information service is reinforced by a team of regular volunteers who answer calls from families and professionals. We also have a team of volunteers working in our family support programme. As you will understand all staff and volunteers working with children requires significant training and DBS checks which we will provide for free. If you are interested, please email enquiries@childbereavementuk.org, or call 01494 568 900.

Bereavement Support Team Volunteers: Cumbria

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to support the work of the Bereavement Support Team in Cumbria. Across Cumbria we offer free support and information to bereaved children and young people, as well as those facing bereavement, up to the age of 25 and their families.

Volunteers will be part of our Bereavement Support Team, which offers both group and one to one bereavement support to children, young people and their families. We are looking for volunteers with a range of skills including: listening, group work, fundraising and administration. Specialist training will be given to enable you to undertake these roles.

Click HERE for Role Description

Contact:
Carol Green, Cumbria Bereavement Services Team Lead
Address: c/o Carlisle South Sure Start Children’s Centre, Burnett Road, Carlisle, CA1 3BX
Tel: 01539 628311
Email: cumbriasupport@childbereavementuk.org

Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG) Sessions

Where: Child Bereavement UK centres around the country
When: 5pm – 8pm on Thursdays from October through to May
Roles: The Young People’s Advisory Group meet regularly at our offices during school term time. We are looking for volunteers who are able to offer support, enjoy working with young people and joining in their activities. All volunteers will be asked for references and an enhanced DBS check.
Contact: roseleen.cowie@childbereavementuk.org / 01494 568 900

Communications

Web and Social Media

Our website contains a wealth of information to help bereaved families and professionals. As part of the central head office communications team, you will play a hands-on role in promoting the charity digitally via the website and multiple social media channels. We are seeking a volunteer or intern for 1-2 days per week. It’s preferable that you have an interest and/or experience in website content management and social media. This is a great opportunity to learn how to use multiple platforms such as Google, WordPress, Facebook and Twitter. Full training will be provided. Please send your application to robin.ngai@childbereavementuk.org

Fundraising

You could…

  • join a local fundraising group
  • organise your own fundraising event
  • help out at our events
  • help with office admin or writing funding applications
  • talk to our supporters over the phone

Plus much more! Just give us a call on 01494 569048 for a chat and we can take it from there.

Management

If you are a senior manager or have relevant expertise that might help us, and you think you might be able to give regular time as a mentor or adviser to our management team, please let us know.


Read an account of what it is like from one of our volunteers in Volunteer Q&A – Alex.

The first step to becoming a volunteer is easy, we are very flexible and can accommodate to your time and interests. Please email enquiries@childbereavementuk.org, or call 01494 568 900.

“They are always welcoming and always happy to see me, and I am always happy to see them”

Jackie, Volunteer

“As a volunteer, you can work as many hours as you like. As well as helping the charity to complete administrative tasks, it also adds to your CV…”

Leon, Volunteer