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Volunteer for TCF

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our charity - without the help of our dedicated team we would not be able to support, befriend and comfort bereaved parents in the way that we do.

People volunteer for many different reasons, but at TCF most bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents tell us they want to volunteer because they want to 'give something back'; they remember the support they received when they needed it.

At TCF support is often a two-way street. Whilst you are volunteering and helping others, you usually find that you are also helping yourself.

We ask that our volunteers:

  • Have been bereaved for at least two years. This is a general guideline and may vary from volunteer to volunteer.
  • Have joined TCF as a donating member
  • Have been supported by TCF in some way, either via the Helpline or a local or group support contact, have attended a supportive weekend or participated in the online Forum or Facebook groups
  • Attend a 'How to Help' or Group Facilitation Information and Training Day, read the Volunteer Handbook, and make every effort to attend any on-going Information and Development Days
  • Abide by TCF’s aims and objectives, policies, procedures and code of conduct

How to apply as a volunteer:

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion regarding volunteering with The Compassionate Friends, please feel free to contact our National Office on 0345 120 3785 or email info@tcf.org.uk

Alternatively, please complete the Volunteer Application Form.

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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.

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