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Bereavement Listening Support Service Volunteer - Dacorum
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SummaryAs a Bereavement Service volunteer, you will provide emotional support to those who have suffered bereavement and loss.
Are you an active listener?
Are you able to deal with complex situations?
As a Bereavement Service volunteer, you will provide emotional support to those who have suffered bereavement and loss
Volunteers are trained to listen and give emotional support
Volunteers are trained to understand the many ways bereavement and loss can affect people emotionally and physically.
What does the role require you to do…
Calling up/receiving calls from older people who have suffered bereavement and loss, providing confidential telephone support, information and advice on local services to help them work through their emotional needs.
Reassuring them that decisions they make are the right ones for them.
Please note that this service currently operates on weekdays between 9am - 5pm only.
What will you receive….
Training and support provided by the Bereavement Service team
Knowledge that you will be helping older people who have suffered bereavement and loss in the community.
Knowledge that you will have made a difference to someone when they feel like there is no one else to turn to.
Valuable volunteering experience to enable you to provide a service in a measured and responsible way.
All volunteers must be over the age of 18 and are recruited subject to references and a clear enhanced DBS. Training will be provided