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We offer support to children and their families in Somerset when someone special has died. We are a newly set up charity; formed by a small group of professionals who know how important it is for ...

Community & familyChildren & youthWellbeing
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Bereavement Support Volunteer

1–3 hrs/wk · Starting from 18 Sept 2021
Flexible location
Community & familyChildren & youthWellbeing
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Summary

1:1 bereavement support with children and young people in their school environment in Somerset.

Detailed description

Josephine’s Star is a new, charity in Somerset offering support to children who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. We are looking for individuals to become Grief Support Volunteers. We are looking for over 18 years experienced in working with children and/or young people to join our team as a grief support volunteer and support a group programme to help children cope with their grief and build happy memories of their deceased loved one. Initial training will take place over two Saturday’s. Our Grief Support Volunteers will then commit to support 1 child each term for 3 terms. This support takes place 1:1 for 1 hour per week, for up to 8 weeks per child. The aim is to ensure that every child in Somerset is able to access bereavement support should they wish to.


What we offer in return; Access to supervision and support from Josephine's Star. Initial volunteer and bereavement training (theories of grief, scales of grief, generational differences, ages and stages, grief repletion, cultural differences, language used, active listening, attachment theories and safeguarding. Making a difference to a young person, their family and their community. Team working and feeling valued. Gaining skills and knowledge of bereavement and working with children. Enhances CV. Two training sessions likely to be held on Saturdays.

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

🤝 Extra support

About Josephine's Star

We offer support to children and their families in Somerset when someone special has died. We are a newly set up charity; formed by a small group of professionals who know how important it is for children to have the opportunity of support in their grief. We are run on an entirely voluntary basis.
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