Bereavement Buddy

We are looking for Volunteer Bereavement Buddies / Listeners to come along to our bereavement cafes and to welcome bereaved people, chat with them and develop a friendship so that they know that they are not alone and that support is available for them.

Butterflies is an established bereavement support charity in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight providing bereavement cafes, support groups and other services to provide support for those bereaved recently or over the years.

We provide training and support for volunteers and they are very much part of our team.


We are looking for volunteers who can commit to two sessions a month on a rota basis and who are good listeners and can be compassionate.  

Drive and enthusiasm to help us develop our activities for the benefit of bereaved people locally.

The willingness to learn new skills and to undertake additional training as needed

Not suitable for anyone who has been bereaved in the past 18 months.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18 plus
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No Yes No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

As from 7th January we are looking for volunteers for our Bereavement Support Cafe between 2-3pm in the coffee shop of Hilliers Garden Centre in Winchester.


Hilliers Garden Centre
Romsey Road
SO22 5DL

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