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Opportunity details

London Borough of Croydon
A minimum of one or two workshop a month or other community activity

How to apply

Apply online now

Before you start this role you must complete the 4 day Creating Conversations training course.

The next course takes place on the 11, 18 and 25 June and the 2 July.

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  • Creating Conversations volunteer

    Help us to empower Croydon’s communities to plan for the last years of life

    Why we need your help

    To promote public awareness of dying, death and bereavement and promote community engagement in helping people to talk and plan for their end of life wishes.

    • To use your individual networks to engage community groups in end of life discussions’ and to raise awareness on different areas of end of life planning that need to be considered and to communicate how thoughtful planning and family discussions, impacts positively on those close to them.
    • To raise the profile of Dying Matters during national awareness weeks, such as Dying Matters Week, Career’s Week and free Wills Month.

    Compulsory training course

    Before you start this role you must complete the 4 day Creating Conversations training course.

    The next course takes place on the 11, 18 and 25 June and the 2 July.

    What time should you offer?

    Ideally a minimum of one or two workshop a month or other community activity.

    Time for the related preparation and networking to find receptive community groups for the furtherance of the project.

    Possible regular sessions at a Death Café.

    There is flexibility with the time you offer and this can be discussed

    What activities will you be involved in as part of this volunteer role?

    • Face to face engagement with the public, giving out leaflets and information at community stalls either organized by Project lead or through community networks.
    • Facilitating and co-facilitating workshops
    • Facilitating Death café’s (Optional)
    • To assist in running leaflet events in public places and at organized events
    • Talks to small groups
    • To submit project data as per funding requirements both quantitative and qualitative data, on a monthly bases or more frequently if requested.
    • Undertake public awareness on end of life planning by creative displays e.eg Shop Windows.
    • Representing St Christopher’s and our values at all times during your volunteering role
    • You will NOT be engaging in one to one advocacy or support in filling out forms.

    Where will you be based?

    You will be based in the London Borough of Croydon.

    What you can gain from volunteering in this role

    • Join an enthusiastic team of people and get more involved in your local community
    • Knowledge and confidence in end of life planning.
    • Use and develop your skills, enhancing your CV, particularly public engagement.
    • Meet a wide and diverse public.
    • Know you are directly helping people have a better end to life by planning well, in the London Borough of Croydon by passing on the knowledge gained during training

    Training and support provided

    • A 4 day Creating Conversations training course. The next course takes place on the 11, 18 and 25 June and the 2 July.
    • Training on facilitating a Death Café or workshop to be decided by each training cohort
    • Regular support meetings provided by project lead

    What we are looking for

    • Good listener and clear communicator, to the public, team members and project lead
    • Able to facilitate – co-facilitate workshops with support from Project lead if required
    • Ability to respect confidentiality
    • To be a team player
    • Confident in learning to use our online volunteer system which is used to keep in touch and sign up for activities.
    • To be mindful of personal safety
    • Ability to represent St Christopher’s and our values positivity and other community partners
    • Able to network and research community groups

    Anything else you need to know

    The volunteer role will be agreed with you following receipt of two references, successful completion of the training, and if required a DBS check.

    How to apply

    Apply online now

    Before you start this role you must complete the 4 day Creating Conversations training course.

    The next course takes place on the 11, 18 and 25 June and the 2 July.

    More information

    Carol Trower Project Lead, Creating Conversations

    or call the Volunteering team on 020 8768 4669

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