How you can help? | Cruse Bereavement Care

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Cambridge Cruse is supported by over 110 volunteers, each giving their time to support people affected by the death of someone they love.

You can help us by volunteering, or through donations and fundraising to help us continue our special work.

Bereavement volunteers can apply to join Cruse after completing the 60 hour Awareness in Bereavement Care training course which is run annually. There is a charge for this course, but once accepted as a bereavement volunteer, all further training is free. The minimum requirements for a volunteer are to see one client for an hour a week and to attend a monthly two hour supervision session. Supervision groups are held in various locations both in the evening and daytime. There are many other opportunities within Cruse for a trained volunteer: being a telephone helpline volunteer; helping at our coffee morning/drop-in groups; joining the children and young person’s team; eventually a supervisor or trainer.

Also, we always need volunteers to help with fundraising, administration and training.

Management volunteers do not work with clients but give support and expertise on running the charity in many different ways: finance, personnel management, fund-raising, IT support and publicity. They may become members of the Area Committee which meets about 6 times a year.

Office volunteers give clerical/IT/ publicity or fundraising support.

Our volunteers are very special, dedicating time for training and working with people either on the helpline, at their homes or in support sessions. Volunteering can be both rewarding and satisfying. If you regularly have a few hours to spare each week then why not consider becoming a volunteer for Cambridge Cruse Bereavement Care.

For more information, please contact our area on 01223 633536 or email cambridge@cruse.org.uk.