Bereavement Support VolunteersBereavement Support Volunteers assist the Social Work Department in the provision of a range of services.

As a bereavement support volunteer you would be involved in the facilitation of:

  • Bereavement support groups for adults who are grieving the death of their spouse, their parent or their child.
  • Monthly drop in support groups for bereaved spouses

We ask bereavement support volunteers to draw on their knowledge and understanding of the process of grief and demonstrate their capacity to show empathy to others who are grieving. Volunteers use listening and group facilitation skills to create an atmosphere of warmth and understanding, in a safe place where bereaved people can share their experience of loss with others who understand.

A pre-requisite of becoming a bereavement support volunteer is to participate in the 12 week Bereavement Course – please contact either the Social Work Department or the Education Service for information about this course.

For further information on volunteering with the bereavement service please contact the Social Work Department on 061 485 800.


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