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Snowdrop Walk Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Child Bereavement UK

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The Snowdrop Walk is a special day for families to remember someone important to them who has died by planting a snowdrop in memory. The aim of the day is to provide a family-friendly day for bereaved families while also raising funds for Child Bereavement UK.

We are looking for personable volunteers who are happy to work a three and half hour shift indoors or outdoors at the event. There are several volunteering roles including: stewarding; selling snowdrops; selling and preparing refreshments; and running stalls in West Wycombe Village Hall. You will be sent a full briefing prior to the event and will be supported in your volunteering role by the fundraising team.

Department
Fundraising

Terms
Sunday 5 February 2023. Shift times 10am to 1.30pm or 1.15pm to 4.30pm

Based
West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire

Essential skills required

  • A friendly and approachable personality
  • Ability to follow instruction
  • Empathy and compassion for bereaved families

Ideal skills required

  • Flexibility to support the event indoors or outdoors as needed

Key activities

Volunteering roles include:

  • Directing families around the walk route
  • Selling snowdrops, treasure hunt maps or refreshments
  • Car park assistance
  • Serving or preparing refreshments (helping to make bacon butties and hot drinks in the kitchen)
  • Managing a stall, children’s craft activity, tombola or lucky dip

What you’ll get out of the experience

  • A chance to help bereaved families remember someone important to them
  • Experience in working at events
  • Experience in providing excellent supporter care
  • Priority access to other volunteering positions across the charity

Key working relationships

  • Fundraising team

Equality and diversity

The Charity is committed to creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and one that challenges all forms of oppression or discrimination including those based on age, gender or gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity leave, disability, race (which includes nationality, citizenship, ethnic or national origins), religion/faith or belief, sexual orientation (collectively known in law as the 'protected characteristics’), as well as any oppression or discrimination based on other physical characteristics or impairments, occupation, income, wealth, or unrelated criminal convictions.

We encourage diversity and equality in all our volunteer roles. If you have a disability or additional need and would like to discuss this with us prior to signing up, please email: volunteering@childbereavementuk.org to see how we can support you.

Terms and conditions

This job profile is not intended to be a complete list of duties and responsibilities but is a guide for information. It may be reviewed and changed in the light of the evolving needs of the Charity and as part of the volunteer’s development. Any changes will be made following discussion with the post holder.

2 Shifts

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  • Sun Feb 05, 2023 - afternoon / 01:15 PM to 04:30 PM
  • Sun Feb 05, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM
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About Child Bereavement UK

Location:

Child Bereavement UK, Unit B Knaves Beech Way, Knaves Beech Industrial Estate, Loudwater, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP10 9QY, GB

Mission Statement

Our vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives, when a child grieves or when a child dies. Our mission is to ensure the accessibility of high-quality child bereavement support and information to all families and professionals by increasing our reach and plugging the gaps that exist in bereavement support and training across the country.

Description

Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people (up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying.

We provide training to professionals in health and social care, education, and the voluntary and corporate sectors, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

Sun Feb 05, 2023
10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

West Wycombe ParkBuckinghamshire, United Kingdom

(51.80722,-0.81277)
 

SKILLS

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Food Service
  • Ushering
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 3.5 hours
  • This is a child friendly event. One child can accompany one volunteering adult. Any children are the responsibility of the guardian.

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