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Volunteer for us

There are so many ways you can lend your time, enthusiasm and skills to FiG – we all have something to give!

FiG volunteers come from all backgrounds and are all ages, but they have a passion for one thing – to help and support bereaved children, young people and their families in North Devon and Torridge. Whether the amount of time you can give is little or large, it will make an enormous difference to many people.

We’re always looking for people willing to volunteer in the following roles:

  • Become a Fundraising Volunteer – support FiG by raising funds or supporting events at your school, club or place of work. We’re sure you have plenty of ideas!
  • Volunteer on our FiG Fundraising group – we meet up either virtually or face to face every six weeks to plan our activities.
  • Become a FiG ~Ambassador. If you have been helped by Families in Grief and are happy to speak about the difference our support has made, could you speak at your local school, club or place of work? Or, you could ask if one of the FiG team could come along to speak…
  • Be a Social media Champ! Like and share our tweets, posts and pics on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Spread the word about #FiGFam. Now’s the time to #DoIt4FiG!

Group volunteers

“I found volunteering with the parents group a really positive experience, it was good to see the parents sharing emotions and supporting each other”. Volunteer

We run Children’s Group Programmes and Teens in Grief programmes at stages during the year.  Volunteers play an integral and valuable part in making these programmes run smoothly and effectively.

We are lucky to have a core group of trained volunteers in place to help run these programmes – however, when we do need more we will advertise on our website and our social media pages.

So if this is something you would like to do in the future, please watch this space!

What would I need to do to prepare?

To become a Group Volunteer, you will be asked to come to Families in Grief and meet some of the people who work here, who will talk through your responsibilities as a volunteer.

You will have your criminal records checked and, once cleared, be invited to take part in a special programme of bereavement training. Once you have completed your training you will be able to take part in some of the groups we run, as well as any other activities that help Families in Grief.

Want to know more about volunteering for Families in Grief? We’d love to hear from you! Please email [email protected]