We are a registered charity made up of compassionate volunteer companions who kindly volunteer their time to sit with people who are dying in their final hours. Our volunteers provide companionship and a listening ear to anyone who needs support to ensure no-one is left feeling alone or isolated.
Our ethos is to make a difference in the local community by training, empowering, and supporting members of the community to help each other at the end of life. We are working at many different levels to instigate this change and are part of the progressive death movement currently sweeping the nation, bringing back a sense of care and naturalness to death, dying and grieving.
Our volunteers are ordinary members of the public, but many are also professionals including nurses, ex nurses and others from the care sector who know how much our service is needed. We continue to use their invaluable feedback to adapt our training and improve our services. We also encourage our volunteers’ continuous self-development.
We are the first project of this kind set up in Ayrshire and have been up and running since October 2018. We received our charitable status in October 2019 and continue to go from strength to strength as we gain more volunteers and supporters.
Our volunteers now number 36 and we have 7 board members. We have ongoing recruitment and training each month as these numbers increase.
If you’d like to volunteer or support us in any way please email email@example.com.The services we offer are face-to-face vigiling and support, telephone support and one to one online support for end-of-life issues and for bereavement support.
Anyone can make a referral. To do so please telephone 07858 151969 and we can usually have a volunteer with you within a few hours.
Scottish Charity SC049674