We're recruiting Bereavement Volunteers
UPDATE: Recruitment for this training intake closed on 10 September 2021. If you'd like to be included in our next recruitment, please contact us and we'll make sure you’re invited to our next intake
We're going to be recruiting and training new Bereavement Volunteers to work with bereaved adults later this year .
If this is something you may be interested in, we're holding an information session from 10am–12 noon on Saturday 4 September at our office in Tromode. At this session, some of our trainers and supervisors will be talking about what you can expect as a Bereavement Volunteer, what the training is like, and they will also make themselves available to answer any questions you may have. Please note that this isn’t a drop-in session—it will be a two-hour talk that starts at 10am.
Attendance at the session isn't a requirement to become a volunteer—it’s just an opportunity for people to find out more information if they would like to. If you can't make it on Saturday 4 September but would still like information about volunteering, please let us know.
Our office is open again - April 2021
The March/April lockdown has come to an end, so our office is open again from today - Monday 19 April. We can offer face-to-face support sessions again to both new and existing clients.
Anyone who has been having telephone or online face-to-face sessions during the lockdown can continue with those if they’d like, and you’ll be able to discuss this with your volunteer.
For any clients who preferred to wait for the lockdown to end before starting their face-to-face support, we will be in touch with you to arrange an appointment as soon as we can.
Coronavirus service update - March 2021
Following the Isle of Man Government's announcement earlier today of a 21-day circuit break lockdown, we’re making changes to the way we provide bereavement support to our clients.
From Tuesday, 2 March 2021, we are suspending face-to-face bereavement support.
Instead, our support for both new and existing clients will be by telephone or online face-to-face. This includes our support services for both adults and children & young people. For al existing clients, your bereavement support volunteer will be contacting you to discuss your support during this lockdown period.
At the moment, we have a waiting time of around four weeks. However, we hope it’s understandable that this waiting time may change.
You can find out more about the services we can offer at the moment on our Covid-19 page.
Our office is open again
The circuit breaker lockdown has come to an end, so our office is open again. We can offer face-to-face support sessions again to both new and existing clients, but anyone who has been having telephone or online face-to-face sessions over the lockdown can continue with those if they’d like. Please contact us if you'd like to register for support.
Vacancy - Young Person's Bereavement Support Specialist
We have a vacancy for a Young Person's Bereavement Support Specialist position.
For information about the role, please visit the job description page.
The closing date for applications is Monday 1st February 2021.