Our National Helpline provides support and information to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents, and professionals working with families, every day of the year.
If you would like to volunteer with us by donating just a few hours per month, answering calls from your own home, we would love to have you as part of our wonderful Helpline Team – helping us to continue providing a professional, helpful, warm and caring response to callers. We ask that helpline members have lost a child of at least a few weeks old up to an adult child. We ask too that you commit to at least 3 helpline sessions per month (each session is 3 hours long with additional time required for admin follow up).
Please note: We ask our volunteers to apply for an enhanced Disclosure Barring Certificate (DBS – police check) for working with vulnerable adults. If something of significance/concern comes up on the DBS certificate and/or during the application process for a new TCF volunteer, we will raise this with the volunteer directly. Having discussed the circumstances, we may need to make a decision about whether or not it is appropriate to proceed with the application. As we are working with vulnerable adults, we appreciate your understanding and support in this matter.
If you are . . .
. . . then we would love to hear from you. We offer training and support to anyone selected.
For an informal chat about volunteering on our Helpline or for more information and an application form please contact:
Mercier, Helpline Manager
Each year thousands of parents suffer the loss of a son or a daughter. Please help us to support families in their time of greatest need.