Volunteer News

Volunteer News

Wednesday, 11 January, 2023

Recruiting Bereavement Support Volunteers. 

St. Francis Hospice Dublin is now looking to recruit new bereavement volunteers for our Volunteer Bereavement Support Service (VBSS).  

Our bereavement volunteers provide a confidential space for bereaved adults to share their grief experiences and their challenges of living with loss, in a safe, supportive environment.

Our bereavement service is a weekly confidential one-to-one listening service held on a Tuesday evening in St. Francis Hospice, in both our Raheny and Blanchardstown sites.  We are recruiting bereavement volunteers for both sites.

All bereavement volunteers will receive a comprehensive bereavement training programme and ongoing supervision to support them in their role of Bereavement Volunteer. This is a wonderful opportunity to support your community and develop new skills.

For more information please email bereavement@sfh.ie or call our Social Worker Kate Diamond on 01 8327535 


Investing In Volunteers

Investing in Volunteers Standard in Volunteer Management

St Francis Hospice has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers Accreditation. This is the Irish & UK quality standard for best practice in volunteer management.
In order to receive this award the volunteer department had to ensure that we met all the practices outlined in the Investing in Volunteers guidelines. In addition, an assessor spent 4 days interviewing staff, volunteers & board members across both hospices.
Our volunteers play a very important role in enabling St Francis Hospice to provide a high quality of care to patients and families. We could not do our work without them. This award is for our volunteers as an acknowledgement of the commitment, dedication and support they give to St Francis Hospice.

Volunteer Manager Barbara Kilbride shares her story about supporting and managing the volunteers of St Francis Hospice.
A special thank you to volunteers Jean, Phyllis, Mary & Joke who supported this video. This video was in collaboration with Volunteer Ireland.

Click here to watch.


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Company Registration No: 153874
Charity Number: CHY10568
Charity Regulatory Authority Number: 20027193


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