Volunteer | 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.

We usually recruit for a volunteer intake at the beginning of each year. The 2019 intake is already complete so we will begin recruiting for 2020 next in Autumn 2019, for training which will provisionally being in January 2020. If you would like an idea of the type of training and work required, you can download the 2019 information leaflet here

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

Student placements

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

How to apply

Please write to us at surreynorth@cruse.org.uk and we will be more than happy to put you on a waiting list and will be back in touch when recruitment begins in earnest.


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:

  • Project management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant and funding applications
  • Training
  • Administration
  • Accounting
  • Marketing  

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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