Support Group Volunteer

  • VO89056


Description

Volunteers are bereaved through suicide for a minimum of *2 years, therefore, having the understanding of the type of support the client requires. Each local SoBS group is run by a team of 3: the group leader and two group volunteers. Between them, they facilitate the session, get the conversation started. The team also work together to manage the administration, fundraising and communication for the group.

Organisation aims and objectives

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. We are a self-help organisation and we aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. We also strive to improve public awareness and maintain contacts with many other statutory and voluntary organisations. We offer a unique and distinct service for bereaved adults across the UK, run by the bereaved for the bereaved. We currently help around 7000 people each year and we continue to grow in response to significant unmet demand.

Availability

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Morning
Afternoon
Evening

3 hours per month

Restrictions

Experience required: Bereaved by suicide *2 years or more. Commitment to the organisation. Good inter-personal skills in order to lead a group, encourage and sustain discussion. Open and accepting to people of other cultures, beliefs and sexual orientation. Confident in handling people in distress. Caring and support.
Travel details: The group meets virtually at present due to COVID restrictions but will move back to face to face meetings when regulations allow.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: No expenses.
Training details: Full e-learning induction package followed by role specific training either face to face or via zoom
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago