Walk and Talks Volunteer
the loss foundation
  • Salary Unpaid role, expenses paid
  • Location Kings Cross, Greater London,Edinburgh, Edinburgh (On-site)
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Category Social Work , Practitioner
  • Sectors Mental Health
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Job Description

Our wonderful charity team is expanding and we are looking to take on more compassionate, reliable and conscientious volunteers with an interest in walking and helping others. We are looking to take on volunteers across the UK for facilitating in-person events.

One of the most effective support events we provide is in the form of our short walking and talking get togethers for those who are grieving. We are looking to increase our in-person get togethers across the country and are recruiting some volunteers to help us do so.

What does it involve? We meet as a small group, grab a tea/coffee, and mosey along together. This could be in a local park, along a canal, in the countryside, etc. It’s pretty simple but can be hugely cathartic and effective for those who are really struggling with their loss and feeling isolated. We are passionate about offering the best possible care to an often-ignored population.

Walking volunteer roles involve facilitating a social get together / walk for people whose loved ones have died from cancer. This largely involves being the meet and greet person for those attending. Volunteers are welcome to design the get together (choosing a location locally) or we can help you do so. The walks are very informal and relaxed, and are targeted at bringing people together rather than having to cover many miles. Get togethers normally last 1-2 hours.

We will provide full training for the role and supervision, along with continued training opportunities.  We ask for at least a 18-month commitment, which involves facilitating up to 4-6 walks a year.

Please submit a CV and cover letter with your application.

Application Instructions

Please note that applications without a CV or cover letter will not be accepted.