Location: Cruse Central Office (Richmond upon Thames)
Hours: 2.5-5 hours per week (Thursday or Friday)
We are looking for an administration volunteer to provide administrative support to the Central Office team based in Richmond upon Thames.
- Assisting with creating statistical reports using excel and our database.
- Scanning paperwork to aid our archiving procedures.
- Collating shop orders of leaflets for posting.
- Inputting information on the data base.
- Assisting the Operations team with Administrative tasks.
For further information or to discuss the role please contact David.OLeary@cruse.org.uk
Helpline administration volunteer
Location: Cruse Central Office, Richmond
Hours: 3-7 per week
We are looking for an administration volunteer to help us with responding to and organising interviews with incoming volunteer applications.
- Respond to incoming helpline volunteer applications and arrange follow-up interviews with the helpline coordinator
- Maintain and update records of applications and allocation to training groups
- Direct applicants to alternative volunteering opportunities if appropriate
- Answer queries about volunteering opportunities beyond the helpline, within the Cruse network
We're looking for someone with good general office skills, including word and excel, good writing skills and attention to detail. You will need to be able to function well in an environment where bereavement issues are constantly under discussion. Knowledge of databases would be an advantage.
For further information or to discuss the role please contact Georgia.Letcher@cruse.org.uk
Social graphic design volunteers
We are increasingly using our social media channels to provide support to people after a bereavement. We are looking for designers to help us create engaging, timely and on-brand graphics and videos that will help us engage with our audiences.
All volunteers will be supported by a supervisor and will work as part of a small team to produce content to post on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. This could range from creating video content, to producing infographics and Instagram stories.
Volunteers can work from home, in their lunch break or at our offices in Richmond, it is very flexible. We don’t unfortunately have any creative software, so we would be looking for people that have the relevant software and equipment for this volunteering role.
If you would like more information, or would like to apply, please send your CV to Becky Popperwell by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Herefordshire Area fundraiser
The Cruse Herefordshire area is manned solely by volunteers, who have been trained to a professional level and deliver bereavement support locally.
We currently have a volunteer vacancy for a suitably experienced person to take on the role of Area Fundraiser with overall responsibility, in co-operation with Regional and Central Office, for developing and maintaining the fundraising activities of the area. This may include a combination of activities such as organising events; identifying and engaging with prospective local donors who might be individuals, businesses or groups and associations; and writing (or assisting in the writing of) funding applications to trusts and/or health services and Local Authorities.
To help develop and implement a fundraising strategy approved by the Area Committee, as part of the overall strategy for Cruse’s activity in the local Area.
The fundraising strategy should include:
- Bid application writing – to grant-making trusts, local industry, local government, health and Social service departments, and to local CCG's, in consultation with Cruse Head Office.
- Organising, promoting and co-ordinating fundraising events in the local area, or finding events already set up that fundraisers can take part in. This may include using social media to publicise events (such as Twitter and Facebook).
- The development of a group of people working to fundraise on behalf of the Area.
Willingness to undertake Cruse training is optional. We are looking for people who have carried out similar roles in the past, and who feel that they have the time to commit to this very important cause of ensuring bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies.
Reasonable expenses will be paid.