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Shetland Bereavement Support Service

Charity registered in Scotland SC037783

'Minding you while you mind them'
Shetland Bereavement Support Service works with local and national service providers, funders and the local community to provide awareness and good practice in bereavement care in Shetland by providing information, training and education. Through our specially trained volunteers we seek to offer accessible and sustainable support to any individual in Shetland who is experiencing a bereavement with the aim that no on in Shetland finds themselves alone and struggling with their grief.


Current opportunities

SBSS is a confidential bereavement service for people who need structure care and support following the death of someone. We are looking to recruit new committee members. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 5.30pm. We're a really friendly bunch an most meetings are lightsome and quick. Why not come along for a meeting to see what you think before committing yourself1?! SBSS is a charity, and is led by the committee - so you get to make a real difference to shape the delivery and direction of the service in Shetland. It's a great way of giving something back to Shetland and the community - without a committee, we can't run and there would be no SBSS.

We are looking for someone to help with fundraising for our charity. Coming up with money making ideas, organising events, helping out at events. Could be anything from 'Soup and Sweet' at local hall to 'quiz sheet' sales at local shops. Any help, support, ideas welcome.

Shetland Bereavement Support Service (SBSS) are looking to recruit volunteer Support Workers. A Support Worker will provide one to one counselling to anyone struggling to cope following a bereavement. SBSS have lottery funding to deliver the COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate (120 hour course) in Shetland free of charge.