Current Volunteer Vacancies
Romsey, Winchester, Eastleigh, Fareham, Southampton, Gosport, New Forest, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Andover and Petersfield areas initially
CURRENT VACANICES WITH BUTTERFLIES BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT AND FRIENDSHIP SERVICES
BUTTERFLIES CENTRE VOLUNTEERS
We are currently looking for volunteers for our new Butterflies Centre in Eastleigh to help with admin including answering phone calls. We are flexible and are looking to cover the centre between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday with around 10 volunteers in today. A maximum of two volunteers at a time. If you can answer emails, help create information packs, answer our phones and like tea/coffee and a very relaxed volunteer atmosphere, then this opportunity is for you. We are thinking two sessions per day so people can volunteer for shorter periods or around their own commitments such as 10am – 12.30pm or 1pm – 3pm or any variation.
With even more restrictions being faced in the coming months, the number of people feeling lonely and isolated in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight continues to increase. We therefore need more friendship buddies in both areas. The buddies have a choice of Telephone buddies where they contact two clients per week on the telephone for a generic catch-up and chat and provide the link to the outside world
We also are looking for friendship support buddies for our two friendship groups – Winchester on Wednesdays 2-3pm in the town centre and Monday late morning in Ryde /Sandown twice a month. The role is to welcome people and have a chat with them in the friendship support groups. We provide PPE and our groups are within the law in relation to Covid.
Our Bereavement Buddies are not counsellors, but people who can listen with a sympathetic and caring ear and encourage clients to talk about their loss, their loved ones and to share memories of the good times. Our Bereavement Buddies provide the link through talking with these men and women and give them the assurance that they have someone who will talk with them regular and establish a rapport. For many a friendly voice is very much the crux of the healing process.
To run Butterflies Bereavement Support and Friendship Service costs around £30k a year and we have no government funding for our work across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We are looking for people with a flair for fundraising to come and support this very worthwhile project and help organise events to raise funds and also our profile.
We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator for our Veterans Bereavement Support service. Must have experience of the Armed Forces Community and be able to work with ex-service people. We also operate a coffin drape loan service for veterans funerals and the ceremonial aspects and this will be part of the role.