Following a review of the Counselling and Bereavement Services offered by Longfield, we are expanding our services to reach more people and support unmet needs in the county. We are therefore looking for a number of volunteers to support the delivery of adult bereavement support groups taking place here in Minchinhampton and at community-based locations across Gloucestershire.

You will be involved in supporting the delivery of a minimum of two bereavement support groups per year; each group requiring a commitment of 3-5 hours per week (depending on travel time) for a six week period. This time commitment includes the planning and de-briefing time prior to and following each group session.

We are looking for people who are able to commit to initial training from September 2016, who will then support the delivery of groups from January 2017.

Excellent listening and communication skills and a non-judgemental attitude are required and we are looking for individuals who have a genuine interest in supporting bereaved people and a willingness to listen to clients' 'stories' with sensitivity and compassion.

For further information and an informal chat, please contact Laura Gregory, Counselling and Bereavement Lead, on 01453 886868 or for an application form, please contact Volunteer Services on 01453 886868 or email volunteer.services@longfield.org.uk