Specialist care for adults in Dorset with a life limiting illness

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Our individually tailored care for patients and their loved ones takes place in the community, at home, and in our hospice

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Bereavement Support Volunteer

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As a Bereavement Support Volunteer (BSV), you will provide support in the following way:

  • A BSV provides support to bereaved relatives and significant others.
  • Occasions will arise when a volunteer supports relatives and significant others prior to the death of the patient (PRE-bereavement support).
  • While infrequent, there may also be the possibility of providing support to a patient.

Support may be offered on a one to one basis, over the phone, or within a group setting such bereavement coffee mornings, drop in support group, trips out etc. Specific tasks in different settings will be explained by the Counselling, Bereavement and Spiritual Care Services Lead.

Minimum volunteer age is 18 yrs, or 16 yrs in supervised areas.

This role is subject to relevant clearance checks.

Weldmar Hospicecare values respects and responds to diversity and difference of individuals and groups.

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  • About you

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  • We may require references depending on your role and would be grateful if you could provide details of a recent employer, or another voluntary organisation, or a person who knows you well. In some cases we may write to your GP for a medical reference
  • Have you any current medical conditions or general health restrictions that might affect your work as a volunteer?
  • By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts given in it are true and complete. I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in the termination of my volunteer work with the charity.
  • Our Policy

    The charity opposes all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. All successful patient care volunteers will be asked to complete a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) form. It is important for us to gain and retain personal information about you, such as your contact details, so we are able to communicate with you in the way that you desire, to help fulfil your volunteer role, and to keep you informed as reasonably and effectively as possible. You can view our Privacy Notice for Volunteers by accessing the volunteer section of the Weldmar Website or by speaking to Caroline Munslow, Volunteer Services Adviser on 01305 756930. We may require one passport photo for your ID badge. Thank you for choosing Weldmar to volunteer.
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