Meet and greet bereaved families and the court and provide emotional and pracitcal support throughout the inquest. Explain the role and remit of the coroner and the coronial process, answer any questions they may have and if appropriate signpost to support agencies for ongoing suppport following the inquest.
Just 30 minutes of your time a week could make a massive difference to an older person's life. If you're empathetic and good at talking on the phone, you could be a Telephone Befriending volunteer for Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind.
Social Lights links volunteers with adults who have learning disabilities or autism, who access Adult Social Care support. Volunteers support people to access community activities and gain self confidence and social integration.
We need volunteers to provide emotional support and practical help to bereaved families, witnesses and others attending Inquests at the Coroner’s Court. Our volunteers at court also provide help and assistance to the Coroner’s Officers, if required.