Volunteers will help staff set up rooms and activities for our families and help to run the planned activities including crafts, games and discussions. These are always led by staff, but volunteers support the group or the children to complete the activities. At the end of the day volunteers help clear away the equipment and participate in the debriefing session. Training on bereavement and the running of the event will be provided and staff will support volunteers on the day.

Volunteering commitment
Volunteers must be able to attend one or more of the Days to Remember, which are held in Glasgow several times a year, usually taking place on a Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

There will also be a residential Day to Remember weekend in Ardentinny in May, in collaboration with Victim Support Scotland.

Volunteers must attend a training day on Wednesday 17 May at our office in Finnieston and will be subject to an enhanced DBS, paid for by Child Bereavement UK.

Locations and dates

  • Volunteer Training
    Wednesday 17 May, 10am to 3pm
    Child Bereavement UK, First Floor, 16 Fitzroy Pl, Finnieston, Glasgow, G3 7RW

  • Ardentinny Residential
    Friday 19 May to Sunday 21 May
    Ardentinny Outdoor Centre, Dunoon, PA23 8TR

  • Day to Remember
    Saturday 22 July, 9am to 5pm
    The Wee Retreat, 2 Myrtle Park, Glasgow, G42 8UQ

  • Day to Remember
    Sunday 3 December, 9am to 5pm
    Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, G4 9HZ

Skills required

  • Ability to show empathy and work well with children and their parents and carers. 
  • Ability to engage in discussions of bereavement, willingness to learn ways of understanding grief and supporting bereaved families. 
  • Confidence in working with others in a group setting. 

What you’ll get out of the experience

  • Training in supporting bereaved children and their families. 
  • Many volunteers say how rewarding and valuable they find the events.
  • Experience supporting children and families affected by bereavement.

Your team
This role is in the Bereavement Services department, working alongside Bereavement Support Practitioners from the Glasgow Team.

Equality and diversity
The Charity is committed to creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and one that challenges all forms of oppression or discrimination including those based on age, gender or gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity leave, disability, race (which includes nationality, citizenship, ethnic or national origins), religion/faith or belief, sexual orientation (collectively known in law as the ‘protected characteristics’), as well as any oppression or discrimination based on other physical characteristics or impairments, occupation, income, wealth, or unrelated criminal convictions.

We encourage diversity and equality in all our volunteer roles. If you have a disability or additional need and would like to discuss this with us prior to signing up, please email: [email protected] to see how we can support you. 

Terms and conditions
This job profile is not intended to be a complete list of duties and responsibilities but is a guide for information. It may be reviewed and changed in the light of the evolving needs of the Charity and as part of the volunteer’s development. Any changes will be made following discussion with the post holder.

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