The Alder Centre


Volunteer with the Alder Centre

Do you feel you would you like to get involved and Volunteer with the Alder Centre?

Help us by supporting our work caring for anyone affected by the death of a child.

As we prepare for the opening of the new Alder Centre in 2020 we are growing our team of Volunteers to be involved in the day to day activities.

Volunteers will support the work of the Alder Centre as:

  • Welcomers: in the Heartspace
  • in group activities
  • on the Child Death Helpline:
  • as Befrienders

Welcomers: in the Heartspace

Providing a welcome and hospitality for visitors to the Alder Centre

Welcomers may have experienced the death of a child, and will be sensitive to the needs of those who are bereaved.

Following a 1-2 day training course, we are asking Volunteers to offer 3-4 hours per week, giving visitors and clients a warm welcome and hospitality on weekday mornings and afternoons, and occasionally in the evening.

Child Death Helpline

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A helpline for all those affected by the death of a child of any age.

Potential volunteers must be bereaved parents whose child died at least three years ago.

Following an initial training course of 30 hours, volunteers would be expected to undertake two helpline duties a month.

The Child Death Helpline of provided in partnership with colleagues at Great Ormond Street Hospital.


A number of our Child Death Helpline volunteers also provide befriending support.

Befrienders have experienced the death of a child and are specially trained and supervised to work with the newly bereaved.

Befrienders meet with bereaved parents to offer peer support. Our befreinding services are currently offered online or via telephone.

Further information

For more information or to apply contact the Volunteer Coordinator by calling 0151 252 5391, emailing, or reading our Volunteering Flyer here.

Contact us on

or 0151 252 5391

We are available on weekdays 9am to 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays).

Find us

The Alder Centre has temporarily moved to the old Alder Hey hospital and is easily accessible from Alder Road. Our postal address is:

The Alder Centre
Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Eaton Road
L12 2AP 

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