Bereavement Support Volunteer (Newcastle Hospice)

Coping with bereavement involves painful feelings, coming to terms with loss and making adjustments in life. We are looking for volunteers to provide short-term support to people experiencing bereavement, helping them to explore their feelings and adapt to their new life.

Your role will include some of, but is not restricted to, the following tasks:

  • Provide bereavement support either in the hospice, over the phone or at the person’s home
  • Provide short term confidential emotional support to clients
  • Actively listen to clients and explore their feelings around their loss with empathy
  • Pass on appropriate information to the Bereavement team
  • Keep to hospice record keeping procedures
  • Help with other related tasks when necessary


  • Friendly
  • Helpful


  • Age restrictions
    Over 18's
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 11/10/2023

End Date: 01/01/2025

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Marie Curie Hospice Newcastle,
Marie Curie Drive
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear

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