Volunteer Support at the Coroners Court Chelmsford -

We are currently looking for volunteers who are able to  provide practical and emotional support to families and witnesses and others attending Inquests at Chelmsford Coroners Court. 

If you are a good listener are empathetic and are able to think on your feet then please get in contact. You will be joining an established team of volunteers.

We require 2 days commitment each month, plus attendance at 4 team meetings through the year.

Full training provided.


The ability to work alone, but also as part of a managed diverse team.

The ability to work reliably within a rota system.

To undertake initial induction, training and refresher/top up training.

Ability to listen and communicate with a wide range of people which will include, but not limited to, families, members of the public, Coroners and their staff, legal and medical professionals.

Ability to be adaptable. To use own initiative and react appropriately to changing situations. This could include when proceedings start later than anticipated or if the location of the court is changed but not to go beyond the remit of the volunteer role.

A caring, mature and supportive attitude.

Willingness and ability to sit for extended periods of time. This role may not be suited to those less mobile or for those who may have difficulty sitting for long periods of time.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

2 days commitment each month, plus attendance at 4 team meetings through the year.


This opportunity is available in: Chelmsford

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