Volunteer fundraising groups are a way for Child Bereavement UK supporters to come together and raise funds in aid of the charity. Fundraising groups can be formed by an individual with friends and family members or you can join an existing group. All groups require a minimum of three members. Groups meet at times and locations to suit group members and decide between them how they will fundraise. 

Groups will be supported by a Child Bereavement UK Volunteer Co-ordinator who will help the group become established and decide on group roles. This will include providing fundraising materials and merchandise such as collection buckets and wristbands, information about the charity, and ideas on how to make the most out of the group’s fundraising activities. Volunteer groups are an excellent way to collaborate with people in your area and utilise any ideas and skills you may have.

UK-wide opportunities


Volunteers will be supported by a Child Bereavement UK Volunteer Co-ordinator to introduce new volunteers to the group. Group meetings and light training will be offered to help establish or support a group. Volunteer fundraising groups are encouraged to hold two or more events a year which will require volunteers to meet and communicate on an ad hoc basis. Groups run by volunteers will follow Child Bereavement UK's fundraising procedures and UK fundraising legislation, as communicated and supported by a Child Bereavement UK Volunteer Coordinator.

Essential skills 

  • Team player
  • Friendly and approachable with good communication skills
  • Organised and dedicated

Support given

  • Volunteer T-shirts
  • Resources for events
  • Staff guidance and support along the way
  • Support of other group members

What you’ll get out of the experience

  • Meet other local volunteers with similar interests and make new friends
  • Be able to implement your own ideas and use creative thinking
  • Develop your event planning, fundraising, communication, and team building skills
  • Raising funds to help enable Child Bereavement UK to support children and families to rebuild their lives following bereavement

Key working relationships

  • Other volunteer group members
  • Child Bereavement UK Volunteer Coordinator
  • Fundraising department
  • Local community

Apply to join or form a volunteer fundraising group

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.