Make a difference to local children by volunteering with us in 2017

Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help those in need and improve your health and happiness.

To read more about the benefits of volunteering take a look at the Newark & Sherwood CVS website.

We are now recruiting clinical volunteers:

The Children’s Bereavement Centre is looking to add to its team of much valued Volunteer Bereavement Support workers to provide one to one bereavement and loss support. We require:

Mansfield – To see young people 11-18 & Adults

Newark – To see children and young people aged 3-13

Bingham – To see children aged 3-11

Worksop – To see children aged 3-10 & young people aged 11-18

If you are able to commit to offering bereavement and loss support for a minimum of 3 hours per week and have experience of working with young people or have counselling experience please do not hesitate to contact us.

Full training, support and continued professional development will be provided.

To support young people (age 11+) applicants must:

  • Have experience of working with young people
  • Be a minimum age of 21 years

To provide counselling applicants must also:

  • Be at least in the final year of a counselling Diploma or have equivalent or above.

If you are passionate about supporting young people and adults affected by terminal illness, bereavement or loss through divorce and separation please contact:

Our Volunteer Coordinator – Julia or phone the office on 01636 551739

Closing date for applications: Monday 12th June 2017

Interview date: Wednesday 28th June 2017


We also have the following non-clinical volunteering roles available:

General office help at our Newark branch.

Charity Ambassador.

Community Champions.

E Newsletter/Blog.

Leader or member of local friends group.

Help with events throughout the year.

Awareness Stalls/Bag Packing.

Collection Tin Coordinator.

For further information about these roles or for an informal chat please email Caz or call 01636 600120

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‘I love being a volunteer for the Children’s Bereavement Centre.  The charity does amazing things and I’m so honoured to be part of the team.  They care so much for not only their clients but the people that all work together as a team to provide this incredible service.  I have been given training that has been both helpful to me as a person and as a volunteer and through the CBC support I’ve now taken the plunge to study counselling at college.’


Louise Spink


‘I enjoy volunteering with CBC because I really believe that the work CBC does and what I can offer as a volunteer can make a huge difference to people’s lives. I also enjoy helping people through difficult and challenging times. The staff at CBC are very accommodating and friendly towards volunteers and will help you out a lot, which makes CBC a great place to volunteer.  Finally, the training offered before you start is very comprehensive and gives you the confidence you need to start volunteering.’


Andrew Lawton