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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 are always looking for people willing to volunteer in the following roles:

  • Family Support volunteers play a vital role supporting our FiG Family Support Officers. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved by holding drop-in sessions at schools or helping to support children, young people and their parents/carers in a group setting or on an individual basis.
  • Fundraising Volunteers support FiG by raising funds or supporting events at your school, club or place of work. We’re sure you have plenty of ideas!
  • Becoming 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…
  • Becoming 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!

Family Support 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 support group programmes for bereaved children and teenagers dependent on demand during the year. Our volunteers play an integral and valuable part in making these programmes run smoothly and effectively.

We also increasingly provide support to bereaved families by visiting children and young people at home or at school on an individual or in a very small group context.

If you are interested in volunteering to directly support bereaved children, young people and their parents/carers, you will need to complete our bespoke FiG Volunteer Training.

What would I need to do to prepare?

To become a Family Support Volunteer, you will be asked to complete our Volunteer Training so that you have a thorough understanding of what is involved and ensure that it is a good fit for you.

As part of this process, you will have your criminal records checked and undertake Safeguarding Training.  Once you are taken on as a FiG volunteer, we will provide ongoing support and training to ensure you make the most of your volunteering experience with us.

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