The Islington Bereavement Service needs volunteers to support bereaved people. You don’t need any previous experience, just good communication and listening skills, empathy and flexibility.

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

What commitment do you need to give?

  • We anticipate 5 – 6 hours of your time per month
  • You need to attend a three-day induction training
  • This opportunity suits a longer commitment of 6 months or more

What is the benefit for you?

  • New skills and experience
  • Supervision and support
  • A reference on request
  • Travel expenses paid
  • Connecting with the community

Our next volunteer recruitment takes place in early 2021 with interviews for the three-day training on 25th & 26th February and 5th March.

For more information please see our role description or contact us on 020 3317 5774 or email


Real-life story:

Through our Islington Bereavement Service, volunteer Edgar was able to reach out to Eddie during his hour of need; following the loss of his Mum. Not only did Edgar support Eddie through the difficult time that Eddie was going through, but they have also formed a true friendship which blossomed out of their mutual love of music. Follow Eddie & Edgar’s story here.

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