Thank you for taking the time to consider a role with Cruse Bereavement Care during these difficult times. Your support is very much appreciated and valued within our organisation.
About the Helpline
What we offer
- Free Bereavement Foundation training, including the Helpline elective
- An assigned supervisor, available for support before and after calls
- Monthly group supervision
- Remote working
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities; talks and workshops for volunteers from external organisations and speakers
We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one shift per week of 3-4 hours for a minimum of one year.
"One of my most memorable experiences was when I had an elderly caller who was in his early 90s and had just lost his wife of 60 years. The call was gentle and poignant as he told me about how he and his wife had been inseparable. He said he did not know how to cry and he did not know how to be comforted as it had always been his role. We talked for around 40 mins and we managed to also laugh at some of his memories. He left the call feeling less lonely and more prepared to accept the support he needed at this time."
Mary, helpline volunteer. Read more of Mary's story