Volunteer with us!


We offer volunteers many different kinds of interesting roles within Simon Says, offering you the chance to use your existing skills as well as learning new ones. Within Simon Says you will feel part of a strong team making hard times easier for bereaved children and young people living in Hampshire.

Telephone helpline

The Simon Says Helpline offers guidance to all those caring for a child or young person who has someone important in their life who has died or is dying. Volunteers will :

  • offer support

  • provide information

  • discuss options

  • make practical suggestions

  • advise how best to support the bereaved child(ren) or young person

Support Groups

Support Groups are held monthly throughout the county, the Children’s groups are for those aged up to 11/12 years, and the Young People’s Groups are for those aged 11yrs – 18yrs.  The groups offer the children/young people the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation and work through their bereavement journey, through age appropriate activities.

Volunteers are expected to be friendly, approachable and able to work well with children and young people to facilitate craft activities and encourage them to talk about their loved ones.


Simon Says delivers presentations to organisations who want to learn more about the work of the charity, and we are always looking for volunteers who are happy to talk to groups of all sizes.


Working with Schools and Professional Healthcare bodies, Simon Says is asked to offer support on child bereavement, and will deliver training sessions and workshops.  Volunteers with experience of delivering training would be beneficial.


Simon Says is not government funded and depends on donations, we are therefore always keen to welcome volunteers interested in fundraising!  Whether it be assisting with a bucket collection, or organising an event!

Assisting in the Office at West Wellow

We are always looking for assistance in the office – answering the phone, carrying out research and general office duties.

Apply Here

We very much value your interest in Simon Says – please download a Volunteer Application Form HERE, and return by email  to Info@SimonSays.org.uk

All volunteers will require a DBS disclosure, and will be required to undertake a 2-day introduction to child bereavement training session.

Here are some Volunteer stories

Peter’s Story

My name is Peter and I started volunteering for Simon Says about 4 years ago after a good friend of mine who was a trustee of the charity at the time asked me if I would be interested. At the time I was in the process of winding my business down to retire and had […]

Hannah’s Story

Victoria was my teacher at college. I always found it engaging to hear her talk from experience instead of a text-book so when she told us about Simon Says, I knew that I wanted to learn hands on. It wasn’t until I went to my aunt’s funeral that I realised how challenging it was to […]

Debbie’s Story

I have been a volunteer now for over 12 years, wow were has that gone! I can honestly say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. Simon Says is a fabulous charity! The support it provides to children and their families is so vital and it is so rewarding to be part of this […]

Shiela’s Story

I have been volunteering with Simon Says for 13 years now and have seen so many changes in that time. I first saw an ad in a local paper looking for people with an interest in art and crafts to work with bereaved children and although I had absolutely no experience of bereavement issues (other […]

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