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Volunteer

Pet Loss Support volunteer

Role Summary

Where is this role based?

You’ll be volunteering from home, which gives you flexibility, but you will need a quiet space for your volunteering.

About you

You’ll have:

  • good listening and verbal communication skills
  • a warm, calm and approachable manner
  • the ability to empathise with others
  • experience of pet bereavement
  • the ability to complete regular written information for reporting purposes
  • a quiet and undisturbed area in your home where you can volunteer

All volunteers will need access to a computer and reliable WiFi.

What to expect as a Pet Loss Support volunteer

As a PLS volunteer, you’ll play a key role by being there for those who have suffered through the loss of a pet. You’ll be someone to talk to and help them come to terms with their grief.

You can volunteer to help either:

  • over the phone, which requires a minimum of three hours per week
  • via email, where you are on duty for one week per month
  • on webchat, with a minimum commitment of three hours per week

This can be a very emotional role. Our service receives some distressing calls and messages, so it’s not for everyone. But, if you can show empathy and warmth in conversations, webchat and emails, you could provide valuable and unforgettable support to those who need it.

For more information and to apply: Volunteer for Pets | Pet Loss Support | Blue Cross

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