Training and volunteering | Cruse Bereavement Care

Children’s Bereavement Supporters Urgently Needed  for York & North Yorkshire

Losing a loved one can be the most heartbreaking experience to a person.  Everyday life suddenly changes leaving a bleak and hopeless outlook.   It is a devastating time for a child or sibling who suffers loss. 

Often children are forgotten mourners in a houseful of grief leaving them desolate as they find it difficult to talk to an adult about their grief.  Help is available with Cruse Bereavement     Care, the only national bereavement charity in the UK, who supports thousands of people annually.  Now that schools are opening again a surge in children’s referrals is anticipated which will put tremendous pressure on the children & young people’s volunteers.  York Cruse is now looking to hold a last minute training course to be able to meet this demand.  It is essential that interested applicants have a minimum of 100 hours of experience in working with children, either full or part time, in a paid or voluntary capacity.  Cruse Bereavement Care supports hundreds of people from York and throughout North Yorkshire. 

In a thank you letter recently received, a 9 year old client said “It has made me less sad and able to cope with my losses”  Another has written. “It has made me feel happier and more able to talk to others about my feelings.”

Last year York Cruse provided support to 512 people and 90 children.  Highly qualified volunteers specialise in supporting children or coping with sudden bereavement after a disaster – teams of national Cruse support volunteers were on hand for major disasters including the 7/7 London bombing, the Grenfell Tower fire and the Manchester Bombing.  

For more information on this training course Phone: 01937 834702 or  Email:

We look forward to hearing from you!