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Volunteer Counsellors

Join our team of volunteer counsellors and help play an important role at St Barnabas House by supporting patients and their families.


Why we want you:

Our Family Services Team are a small group of staff that provide support services to the loved ones of our patients as part of our hospice care. These services include counselling and emotional support, chaplaincy and our bereavement service. We have an opportunity for more specially trained volunteers to offer our service-users ongoing counselling support.


  • Be a qualified counsellor or be in your second year of postgraduate diploma or degree course in Counselling or Psychotherapy
  • Approval by the Disclosure and Barring Service (check carried out by hospice)
  • Attendance to in-house training, regular supervision and meetings as required
  • Adherence to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Any personal grief sufficiently resolved

Applications, Interviews and Training dates:

You will be required to attend in-house Bereavement and Loss Training which is split into six sessions. These are next due to be held;


To apply for this role, please download our application form on this page and return to volunteers@stbh.org.uk. The subject box of your email should include the volunteer opportunity title.

Please also complete and return the Equal Opportunities monitoring form. St Barnabas Hospices is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and volunteering, completion of this form is voluntary and all information will be treated in confidence.

Do take the time to read through the Role Specification on this page, but if you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Voluntary Services on 01903 706315 or email us at volunteers@stbh.org.uk