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ADDRESS Europa House, 115 Charles Street,, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA73 2HW Registered charity no.: 1187011
CONTACT e: admin@sandybear.co.uk f: 01437 700272
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Volunteers
Volunteers play a crucial role in the delivery and development of Sandy Bear. Our service is evidence-based and professional led but it is largely supported by a dedicated group of volunteers, who make our work possible. The time that our volunteers provide to children, young people and families makes a huge difference in their bereavement journey. We are fortunate to have a great team of volunteers who provide their time for a variety of reasons – because of lived experience, to learn new skills or simply to give something back to a cause that they can feel passionate about. When we talk to our volunteers about why they keep coming back, they tell us it allows them to: Make a big difference in the life of a child or young person and their family Meet new people and become part of a special community Develop new skills, especially in coping with bereavement Have fun Help others and to feel that this is making a positive impact Gain experience and a new perspective Vulnerable people need to be protected so all our volunteers are DBS checked, and will have undergone a training programme where they commit three days over three months. They will also commit to a day of safeguarding training. To support group, each volunteer will need to commit to six support sessions which last 4 hours and happen (usually) on a fortnightly basis. Children will often form a bond with our volunteers over the course of the sessions so we insist that our volunteers can give this time before committing to group support. There are many other ways to volunteer – we need help at events and in the office and are always open to discussing other ways in which our volunteer community can support us. For further information, please click the link to see our live volunteering opportunities. If you have a skill that you think we need and want to discuss further, please contact us via the contact page – we very much look forward to hearing from you.
NAVIGATION
ADDRESS Europa House, 115 Charles Street,, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA73 2HW Registered charity no.: 1187011
Made by Simon
CONTACT e: admin@sandybear.co.uk f: 01437 700272
SOCIAL
Volunteers
Volunteers play a crucial role in the delivery and development of Sandy Bear. Our service is evidence-based and professional led but it is largely supported by a dedicated group of volunteers, who make our work possible. The time that our volunteers provide to children, young people and families makes a huge difference in their bereavement journey. We are fortunate to have a great team of volunteers who provide their time for a variety of reasons – because of lived experience, to learn new skills or simply to give something back to a cause that they can feel passionate about. When we talk to our volunteers about why they keep coming back, they tell us it allows them to: Make a big difference in the life of a child or young person and their family Meet new people and become part of a special community Develop new skills, especially in coping with bereavement Have fun Help others and to feel that this is making a positive impact Gain experience and a new perspective Vulnerable people need to be protected so all our volunteers are DBS checked, and will have undergone a training programme where they commit three days over three months. They will also commit to a day of safeguarding training. To support group, each volunteer will need to commit to six support sessions which last 4 hours and happen (usually) on a fortnightly basis. Children will often form a bond with our volunteers over the course of the sessions so we insist that our volunteers can give this time before committing to group support. There are many other ways to volunteer – we need help at events and in the office and are always open to discussing other ways in which our volunteer community can support us. For further information, please click the link to see our live volunteering opportunities. If you have a skill that you think we need and want to discuss further, please contact us via the contact page we very much look forward to hearing from you.
Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity
Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity