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Bereavement Support Volunteer for individuals who are deaf or severely hard of hearing

Role: Bereavement Support Volunteer (for individuals who are dead or severely hard of hearing)
Reports to: Wellbeing Team Lead
Role Days/Hours: 3-4 hours per week, depending on volunteer availability
Location: Constituencies of the Yardley Neighbourhood Network Scheme
Closing Date: 10 December 2023

How you can make a difference

Providing support to grieving people who are living with profound deafness or who are severely hard of hearing.

Why Birmingham Hospice needs you

Birmingham Hospice is recruiting volunteers who can use BSL (British Sign Language), to train and deliver bereavement support for those who are deaf or severely hard of hearing, and living in the constituencies covered by the Yardley Neighbourhood Network Scheme.

This is a 12-month pilot project. We will cover all travel expenses, provide free training and regular group supervision.

Skills and experience required:

  • The ability to communicate proficiently in BSL.
  • Reliability.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Able to travel (either using own transport or public transport). If using own transport, have a clean driving licence.
  • Have access to a laptop and have basic IT literacy skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate empathy and compassion.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of professional boundaries.
  • An ability to demonstrate an awareness of the importance self-care.

Our current volunteers tell us why you should apply

Jo and James talk more about why they love their roles in the video below.

Watch it here

What can Birmingham Hospice offer me as a volunteer?

  • The opportunity ‘to give something back’ to your local community and join our band of hardworking, dedicated, volunteers.
  • Meeting new people, making new friends and being part of the Birmingham Hospice team.
  • The ability to develop new skills and interests and put them into practice.
  • The opportunity to use your existing set of skills.
  • Gain experience to use for your CV.

For more information please contact:

Surjit Heer, Wellbeing Team Lead

You can download the Role Description, Enrolment Form and Equalities Monitoring form by clicking on the links below:

Bereavement Support Volunteer for individuals who are deaf or severely hard of hearing – role profile

Volunteer Enrolment Form General

Volunteer Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Please return completed forms to 

Please note we cannot accept applications from anyone who does not have the right to work/volunteer in the United Kingdom. 

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