To support practically and emotionally the family and other witnesses attending the Coroners’ Courts.
Registered Charity Number: 1105899 +44 (0)300 111 2141

Get Involved

Volunteer with us!

Our Volunteers are at the heart of the Coroner’s Court.

Are you a caring and compassionate people person? Would you like to help support families and witnesses who may be experiencing a wide range of emotions and feelings when attending a Coroner’s Court?  You can make a difference by helping to support families around the UK when they need someone to talk to, and to explain the processes and procedures to them, during a sensitive and difficult time.

We welcome every volunteer from all walks of life and value the work they do for us. Please get in touch if you are interested. We are currently recruiting in the following areas:

Lincoln & Boston
Stoke on Trent

If you don’t think you could offer support at court but would still like to help then please get in touch. Whether you’re a graphic designer, a project manager or an HR professional, we may have a project that needs your expert skills. If you’re interested in giving some of your time to support our work, please send your CV to and we’ll be in touch.

All employees and volunteers of the CCSS are subject to a Standard DBS check in compliance with the DBS Code of Practice.  Our recruitment of ex-offenders policy can be found here.

What do our volunteers think?

Tom Manchester Volunteer - coroners court support service UK

Tom – Helpline Volunteer

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Angela – Newcastle Volunteer

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Helen – Ampthill Volunteer

When I retired after forty years in broadcasting, I wanted to use my time to do something worthwhile in my local community. I was particularly ...
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What do we look for in our volunteers?

The induction procedure gives us the opportunity to evaluate if you are suitable for the role but also gives you the opportunity to discover whether it is the right role for you. 

Our Equal Opportunity & Diversity Policy

The Coroners’ Courts Support Service is an equal opportunities organisation.

Our policy is to ensure that no witness or family member attending an Inquest, employee, volunteer, Trustee, Management Committee member or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual preference or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Selection criteria and procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure that individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. Employees and volunteers will be given equal opportunity and, where appropriate, special training to enable them to progress within the organisation.