Title: Support Group Volunteer

Based: Child Bereavement UK, 16 Fitzroy Pl, Finnieston, Glasgow, G3 7RW 

Department: Bereavement Services

Role summary

The volunteer will help with the administration and operation of a face-to-face group for bereaved young people aged 8-11 at our office in Finnieston. The role will involve supporting young people to complete therapeutic activities and take part in group discussions. There will also be a role for the volunteer in the planning and evaluation of this group.

Terms

The volunteer will work 2 hours per month, on the second Wednesday of every month, from 4pm – 6pm. There will be a training session, the date of which will be agreed with the Team Lead. The volunteer will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure Scotland check.

Additional

We encourage diversity in all our volunteer roles. If you have a disability or additional need and have concerns as to your ability to volunteer, please do contact us to see how we can support you.

Essential skills 

  • Good communication skills are essential as is an empathetic approach.
  • Previous experience of working with children and young people is desirable.

Support given

  • A training session will be arranged which will involve child protection training and an overview of how Bereavement Services operate.
  • All required resources will be provided.
  • A volunteer t-shirt will be provided.

What you’ll get out of the experience

  • A knowledge of grief theory and how we apply it.
  • The experience of helping to connect bereaved children and young people with others who are in similar circumstances.

Key working relationships

  • Team Lead and Bereavement Support Practitioners in our Scotland service.

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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