Volunteering | Cruse Bereavement Care

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Becoming a Volunteer in this area

There are two main types of volunteers who generously give up their free time to provide support for our clients.

Bereavement Volunteers

Bereavement volunteers work directly with our clients (usually on a one-to-one basis). All volunteers who work with clients must attend our Ascentis accredited Bereavement Support Foundation Course (previously known as the Awareness in Bereavement Course) For more details see https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/training-courses-become-volunteer. Bereavement volunteers receive both one-to-one and group supervision and are required to attend monthly meetings. We ask all volunteers to carry a minimum caseload of two clients. We welcome men and women of all ages, races, cultures and backgrounds. Due to the Corona virus pandemic training is on hold for the time being.

Support Volunteers

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:

  • Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant and funding applications
  • Training
  • Administration
  • Marketing

Most of these positions do not require direct experience although transferrable skills are certainly very useful.

Please contact us or check our vacancies page if you are interested in helping with either of these important parts of our work


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