Islington Bereavement Service

Walking alongside people in their grief.
Trained volunteers offer emotional support and compassionate listening to bereaved adults in Islington in one-to-one and group settings.

What You'll Do: 

Your role is to provide support to bereaved people living within the London Borough of Islington who are eligible to access support through this Bereavement Peer Support Service. This work includes supporting relatives, carers and friends of people who have died and who are residents of the Borough of Islington.

You will be expected to:

  • Visit a bereaved community member once a week for at least one hour for 10 weeks and allow the community member to talk whilst you ‘listen actively’.
  • Develop a trusting relationship to support and, where appropriate, enable the community member to pursue social activities and life skills.
  • Engage in friendly conversation. It is important not to impose your opinions and beliefs on the community member.
  • Signpost to other organisations
  • Provide practical support if appropriate.
Why You'll Love It: 


  • A reference on request
  • Travel expenses paid
  • Connecting with the community
What You'll Learn: 
  • New skills and experience
  • Supervision and support
  • How and where to signpost volunteers to support services.


What We're Looking For: 


Active Listeners



United Kingdom
Location of opportunity: 
Islington London
25 Weeks Minimum
2 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Relevant interests: 
Health, Wellness and Fitness
In-Person Interview
Over 18 years old

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