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Volunteer Bereavement Support Workers

Posted for Katharine House Hospice

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Could you help people who have lost someone special?

We're looking for caring people who are interested in training to become bereavement support workers to help us support people in the community who have lost someone special to them.

If accepted you'll complete an intensive foundation programme from September 2018 in preparation for working with clients to provide a listening ear outside of their family and friends.

This is a rewarding role which will require time and commitment from volunteers.

Closing date: Friday 25th May Interviews to be held on: Wednesday 13th & Thursday 21st June.


Fantastic communication skills and a genuine interest in people. You'll need to be willing to learn and to reflect on your own progress and practice. You'll need a clean driving licence and use of a car to visit clients.

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  • Health and Social Care


  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Regular group supervision
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description
    See application pack

When do I need to be available?

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Morning No No No No No Yes Yes
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Availability Details

Training will be held on Monday evenings and across two weekends. After initial training volunteers attend supervision (daytime or evening) and arrange their own appointments with clients.


Aynho Road
OX17 3NL

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