Volunteering | Cruse Bereavement Care

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Our volunteers are essential

Our bereavement volunteers do great work and we couldn't run the service without them. But before they can work directly with clients we have to train them and our Bereavement Support course aims to provide volunteers with the awareness, skills and knowledge needed to work with bereaved people.

COVID-19 is disrupting both our normal training schedules and the manner in which we deliver the training itself but we have recommenced recruitment. If you are interested in volunteering for Cruse, please write to us  and let us have your name, residential address and phone number(s).  If you are applying for a placement, please include the name of your college/university as some education centres have restrictions. We will then get back in touch when the next training intake begins.

We support clients living in Spelthorne, Elmbridge, Runnymede and Woking boroughs so you must either reside or be able to easily travel into these locations.

Our training is accredited by Ascentis and is recognised and quality checked by the National Counselling Society.

This is an intensive course in which trainees will be required to play an active part. Painful memories may be aroused and the course may not be suitable for those who have experienced a close bereavement within the last year.


Student placements

A placements factsheet is available which provides information for students who wish to join Cruse as part of their wider studies.

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Our clients come from a wide range of backgrounds and we believe that having a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives makes us stronger and helps us to deliver good outcomes for our clients. Everyone at Cruse is considered and selected by their skills to do the work, irrespective of their gender, sexual orientation, race, age, disability, religion or beliefs.

Other Support Volunteer Opportunities 

There is a wide range of work and roles which need filling that do not involve direct work with clients.

These can be quite challenging positions for us to fill so we are always very interested to speak to anyone who might be interested in working in areas such as:

  • Fundraising
  • Grant and funding applications
  • Training  

Most of these positions do not require direct experience although transferable skills are certainly very useful!

Please contact us if you are interested in helping us with this very important part of our work.


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