Barnardos Children’s Bereavement Service Helpline: Volunteers - Dublin

Barnardos is looking for volunteers for their Children’s Bereavement Helpline Service.  The Helpline is part of the Barnardos Children’s Bereavement Service, which is for children and young people who have lost someone close to them – a family member or friend - through death. This unique helpline service is for members of the public seeking information and support on all aspects of childhood grief.  Volunteers operate this helpline telephone service, from 10am to 12pm, Monday to Thursday, from the service’s Dublin centre located in Dublin 1.   Full training and support is provided to all volunteers.  Volunteers will be required to volunteer one morning fortnightly and also attend a quarterly team meeting. 

The volunteer should have the following desirable qualities / abilities: 

  • Ability to empathise with callers around bereavement issues
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to participate as part of a team
  • Good self-awareness and communication skills
  • Previous experience of working on a helpline or with children, parents and families (desirable but not essential)
  • Computer skills (desirable but not essential)

For more information or to register your interest in this volunteer role please contact Suzanne Connolly, Barnardos Volunteer Service, on 01 7080431 / 086 8570112 or email

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
6th Sep, 2021
Expiry Date
27th Sep, 2021