Volunteer Bereavement Worker                                    

Reports To: Head of Family and Carers Support Team/Bereavement Lead

Location: In the person’s home/community or at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

Hours: Flexible – generally 4 plus hours per week

Making a Difference: The support given by our Volunteer Bereavement Workers means a great deal to vulnerable, bereaved people. You can really make a difference by supporting people as they find ways to live with their grief and manage their day to day lives.

Key Duties

You will…  

  • Offer bereavement support to the families and friends of our patients, either 1:1 or in a group setting. 
  • Offer this service in a safe and confidential environment. 
  • Work with people at any point in their bereavement. 
  • Help people to find ways of coping with their grief.

Will the role suit me? YES, if you are… 

  • Someone with good listening and communication skills 
  • An enthusiastic and motivated individual who has 4 plus hours a week available to provide this much needed service
  • If you are someone interested in working with grief and you are keen to develop your skills in this area

What can Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice offer me as a volunteer? 

  • Membership of a friendly professional multi-disciplinary team 
  • Full training and on-going development within the volunteer role 
  • A chance to use your skills and experience to support others in need.

You can download the role description, person specification, enrolment form and equalities monitoring form, by clicking on the links below:

Volunteer Bereavement Worker Role Description

Volunteer Bereavement Worker Volunteer Specification

Volunteer Enrolment Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Please return completed forms to: [email protected]

Alternatively, please print and complete forms and send to the address below.

HR Team, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, 176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Park, Birmingham, B29 7DA

Telephone: 0121 752 8744

Registered charity no 503456 

The Hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.