CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS – Community Champion Volunteers

We want to start as many conversations about suicide as we can across our communities in Cumbria.

Our Community Champions are a small network of individuals living and working in Cumbria who help us to engage people in the work of our charity, raise awareness about suicide prevention and support fundraising activity. Volunteers will receive thorough training and have access to ongoing training and development opportunities.

For more information go to Community Champions or you can fill in an application form here.

This is a new role we will be developing across summer 2023.

Lived Experience Volunteers

Its really important to us that people with lived experience of thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts and bereavement by suicide, and their supporters, are at the heart of every aspect of the work we do.

We are looking for volunteers to share their stories and experiences through film, through words and through the media.

Find out more or contact us for an initial conversation on 07908 537541 or Or alternatively fill in a contact form and we will get back to you at the earliest opportunity.

Support Group Volunteers & Co-facilitators

From Spring 2023 we are launching group support for people bereaved by suicide and we want to recruit and train a group of co-facilitators and group support volunteers to work alongside our staff.

Faciltators/Volunteers need to be bereaved by suicide themselves, ideally a minimum of a six months to a year ago prior to supporting groups. This is an opportunity to give back to others, offer social and emotional support and to share your own experiences of loss and moving forward. You also have a unique perspective and understanding of loss through suicide that can be comforting and re-assuring to others.

For more details or too express interest in joining us contact Paul on 07588 016 166 or Vicki on 07877 647 890 or email

Focus Group Volunteers

Every Life Matters a Cumbrian suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support charity. In summer 2020 we launched our Support After Suicide service for people in Cumbria bereaved and affected by suicide. We work alongside Cumbria Police, and other local groups to support people in the early weeks and months after a suicide. You can find out more about our Support After Suicide service here.

We are now recruiting a small group of volunteers who are willing to share their ideas, feedback and experiences with us to help improve how we support people in Cumbria who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Find out more details here or contact Paul on 07588 016 166 or email