We’re looking for warm and friendly volunteers to support Child Bereavement UK in their local area by asking businesses to display one or more of our collection tins. You will be working in your local community, helping raise awareness and funds for Child Bereavement UK. Collection tin volunteers will be supplied with kits containing collection tins, thank you cards, and everything you need to get started. As part of the role, you will find local businesses that are happy to help and register them, replace tins when they become full, and thank businesses on behalf of Child Bereavement UK by giving out certificates and thank you cards. You will bank any money collected and keep a record of where our tins are located, working closely with Child Bereavement UK’s Volunteer Co-Ordinator. Every collection tin counts as every penny donated makes a big difference to our work supporting bereaved families. 

In your local area/nationwide


Flexible volunteering hours. 
Collecting tins and paying in money may take you a couple of hours a week (on average) depending on how many tins you choose to distribute, and their locations. Tins will need replacing at different rates so will be done on an ad-hoc basis, rather than at set times and with set hours. Volunteers will need access to a NatWest bank in order to pay in donations. 

Essential skills 

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships with businesses
  • Organised
  • Excellent record keeping

Support given

  • Training and regular check ins 
  • A collection tin volunteer pack will be sent you containing tins and other materials

What you’ll get out of the experience

  • Developing your administrative skills
  • Experience developing and maintaining partnerships
  • Raising funds to help support bereaved children, parents and families to rebuild their lives.

Key working relationships

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Fundraising

Register to volunteer

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.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. By volunteering with us you are agreeing to support a safe environment for children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We ask you to be vigilant when you volunteer with us and report any concerns directly to members of Child Bereavement UK staff. You will be briefed on the safeguards in place for your specific role during the volunteer briefing. For more information or to read our safeguarding policy, please email: [email protected].

Terms and conditions
The description outlines some of the duties and activities you may undertake in this role. Occasionally, you may be asked take on other duties if needed and your volunteer manager will discuss this with you.