The Bereavement, Befriending and Advocacy Support Service (BBASS) aims to support people who are aged 50 and over, through the journey of loosing someone close with a terminal illness, to a new life without their loved one. Voluntary Befrienders support a person through their bereavement journey. The Voluntary Avocates help those facing loss/in post-bereavement to access information and services, attend meetings on their behalf, as well as to explore choices and options with them, whilst all respecting the individuals views and wishes.
Neither role requires any experience, but volunteers are required to be non-judgemental, reliable, professional, caring, empathetic, consistent, a good listener, able to give support then withdraw, committed to the development of others, respectful of confidentiality and calm in difficult situations. A DBS (CRB) check will be required and students will need to attend 5 specific training days related to the role. There is the opportunity to undertake further additional training should you want it. Car or public transport, related parking costs and out of pocket expenses for teas and coffees will be paid in full.
To find out more and get involved contact:
East Cornwall – email@example.com
West Cornwall - Simonl@volunteercornwall.org.uk
Admin – AndrewP@volunteercornwall.org.uk
Telephone - 01872 265307
Volunteer Cornwall will be at UPSU's Volunteer Fair in the Roland Levinsky Building on Campus the 26th September 2013. Join us then to find out more about volunteering whilst completing your degree, as well to discover what organisations (like Volunteering Cornwall) are seeking student volunteers.