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Sunflowers was created in memory of Pete Morris who died by suicide in 2016. His family developed the Charity to walk alongside others bereaved by suicide and to be a small ray of light in the ...

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Organisation role · Flexible hours
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
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Sunflowers Suicide Support Charity. Charity Number: 1177266
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Summary

We are looking for volunteers with compassion and drive to want to help others. To aid in providing practical support and companionship to our service users.

Detailed description

Can you spare a few hours a week? Do you want to help others?


We are looking for volunteers with compassion and drive who want to help others. To aid in providing practical support and companionship to our service users.


You will firstly be required to complete a few hours training so that you feel confident enough to discuss and chat with our lovely service users. Once this is completed, we will assign you to a few of our of lovely service users that we deem suitable to pair you with.


As a Befriender you will arrange check in calls with them and meet up once a month or how often the service user feels necessary. You will be a friendly face for them, someone they can chat to in an informal environment about how they are doing and feeling after the loss of their loved one.


Please note you are not qualified to give professional advice.


If you would like to make a difference and help someone bereaved by suicide feel less alone then please fill out our volunteer application today.

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

🗣️ Native language skills

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Sunflowers Suicide Support Charity. Charity Number: 1177266

Sunflowers was created in memory of Pete Morris who died by suicide in 2016. His family developed the Charity to walk alongside others bereaved by suicide and to be a small ray of light in the darkness; offering others comfort and support that is so desperately needed at such a difficult time. Sunflowers endeavour to provide other families with practical and professional support so they do not feel overwhelmed and alone. This we hope will give a glimmer of hope for the future.

Sunflowers also raise awareness around mental health and suicide both on social media and by networking locally and nationally. We deliver accredited training to the wider community and presentations sharing our story. We highlight that it is Okay to not be ‘Okay’ and the importance of talking and of course listening. We feel that everyone can play a small part in connecting with and helping others to feel less alone.