Based: Harrow, HA1 4HZ
Become a bereavement visitor
As a bereavement visitor you will receive full training and join a dedicated team of volunteers whose role is to support people affected by death. We have two visiting schemes, one for bereaved adults and one for children and young people aged between 5 and 16
Who can volunteer as a bereavement visitor?
- Anyone can apply as a bereavement visitor. But you will need to be sponsored by a professional group or individual. You do not need to have any qualifications or previous experience though you do need to care about people, have good listening skills and time to offer, You will be given all the training and support you need. We welcome men and women of all ages, faiths, cultures and backgrounds.
How can I help?
- You can visit bereaved people in their home or a mutually convenient venue, run bereavement groups, or through telephone support
- You can become part of our Children’s Visiting Group supporting children and young people at school or in their home
- If you are an experienced child bereavement counsellor, you can become part of a team offering training and supervision to anyone who wants to learn about child bereavement
Will I be trained?
- You will receive full training before you start, with additional training if you want to join our Children’s Visiting Group. However the initial training does not automatically guarantee that you will be accepted as a bereavement visitor. For full details contact the HBC office on 020 8427 5720
- As part of our commitment to your personal and professional development we offer on-going training and support plus an annual conference with a keynote speaker and workshops with leading specialists in bereavement care.
What are the rewards?
- As a bereavement visitor you are likely to gain enormous satisfaction from knowing that by giving someone the opportunity to talk and be listened to, you are helping them adjust to their new situation
- Discounted rates for our on-going skills development programme and annual conference