Islington Bereavement Service Volunteers

Closing for application: 13 Nov 2024

The purpose of Islington Bereavement Service is to offer emotional, social and practical support to bereaved adults living in Islington.

Age: 18 - 50
When: Weekdays
Where: Onsite


You don’t need any previous experience, just good communication and listening skills, empathy and flexibility.

Training dates in 2024:

  • 11th, 15th & 16th March
Help others by:

  • Offering companionship and a listening ear
  • Providing emotional support
  • Accompanying people for a coffee, a walk, or on a local community visit
  • Directing people to important services
This role requires you:

  • To be 18+
  • To be able to supply the details of two referees
  • To be willing to apply for an Enhanced Adult DBS certificate with St. Joseph’s Hospice (unless you are subscribed to the Update Service)
  • To complete an interview
  • To attend three days Islington Bereavement Service training
  • To commit to 5 - 6 hours of your time per month, for at least 6 months or more

What is next?

For more information please see our role description or contact Lourdes or Kathy on 020 3317 5774 or email [email protected]. Apply online to volunteer: