Committee Member

To assist in the decision making and planning for O.B.S.S for the present and the future. To build up the current committee members to ensure the survival of a bereavement counselling service to ensure we continue a much needed service, established in 1988, by sharing ideas, experience and knowledge. Suited for those with experience of counselling, teaching, financial experience, training or those who have other skills to support a charity.
Start date: 5th July 2023
End date: 10th July 2024
When can volunteers volunteer? Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Fundraise/Financial discussions
Ensure OBSS are in date with policies, procedures and other legislation.
Offer support to the Chair if needed regarding volunteer issues.


Not yet, but will be looking at training opportunities in the future.

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training
Areas of Interest: Children, Community, Health and wellbeing, Men, Mental Health, Older people, Women
What activities will the volunteer do? Business, Fundraising, Management, Providing advice, Training
DBS Check Required: No

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Oldham Bereavement Support Service
Organisation Profile: The Oldham Bereavement Support Service has been in existence since 1988. Reverend David Hirst who was the Vicar of Christ Church, Friezland began what ultimately became O.B.S.S. He set about forming a parish bereavement visiting team. Other parishes in Saddleworth caught the idea and wanted to join and it became Saddleworth Bereavement Visiting Team. All were volunteers and church members and training was given in Christ Church Parish Hall.