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Volunteer training

Internal training courses are run throughout the UK for people who want to become a Cruse Bereavement volunteer and support bereaved people. Below is a list of upcoming training courses for new volunteers. We recommend that you contact your local Cruse Area for further information on dates - if there is demand additional courses can be sometimes be added or the Area may know of other courses running in neighbouring Areas. To find your local area please see our list of all Cruse Areas.

For those looking for external training for themselves or their organisation please visit our external training page.

 

Find out what's on offer in your area:

 

National

We regularly run training for National Helpline volunteers. Please see the helpline volunteer page for details.


South

South West Surrey

2019 Bereavement Support Foundation Course for new volunteers

Saturdays 9.30am- 4.30pm 
7th & 21st September 2019
5th October 2019
9th & 16th November 2019

Venue:
The Clockhouse, Chapel Lane, Milford GU8 5EZ
(5th October will be at St Johns Church, Stoke, Guildford)

Please email southwestsurrey@cruse.org.uk for full details and an application form.

 

Surrey North

Surrey North Area is recruiting now for their next intake, training for which begins in January 2020 on the following dates:

Foundation module:  11th and 18th January and 1st February 2020
Face-to-face elective:  15th and 22nd February 2020
Safeguarding module:  14th March 2020
Sudden and Traumatic Death module: 19th September 2020

For more details including an information leaflet (which also contains dates for interviews, induction, etc.), an application form, contact information and other guidance, click here
 

For more information please email surreynorth@cruse.org.uk.

 

South Hampshire

Email southhampshire@cruse.org.uk for more information.

 

North Hampshire

Call 01264 335569 or email basingstoke@cruse.org.uk or andover@cruse.org.uk 

Cruse North Hampshire will be running a Bereavement Support Foundation Course training on Saturdays 19 Oct and 26 Oct, 9 November 2019 10am - 4.30pm at the Holiday Inn, Basingstoke

There will be face to face elective following this being run on Saturdays 16 and 23 November and Safeguarding Training Saturday 7 December 2019.

There will be pre-Foundation course interviews and an information evening on: Thursday 5th September 2019, 19.00-21.00 at Hatch Warren Community Centre, Basingstoke 
 

West Sussex

Bereavement Support Foundation course and face-to-face elective

29th June - Information Open Day between 11am - 4pm

7th, 21st September and 5th October 2019 - 3 Day Foundation course

12th & 19th October 2019 - Face to Face Elective

2nd November 2019 AM - Safeguarding (am) &  Portfolios (PM)

16th November 2019 - Induction & Skills

St Botolphs Church, Lansdowne Rd, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4LY

For more information contact westsussexarea@cruse.org.uk

Isle of Wight

Bereavement Support Foundation course on the 21st Sep, 5th, 19th October, 9th, 23rd November in Newport Isle of Wight. Please email isleofwight@cruse.org.uk or phone 01983 523030, to be emailed an information pack

Oxford

Bereavement Support Foundation course: 28th September, 5th October, 12th October

Face to face elective: 19th October, 9th November  

For more information please contact oxfordshirearea@cruse.org.uk or call Vanessa on 01865 202242.

 

West Berkshire Branch

To find out about our next course Tel: 07775 871870, Email: westberkshirebranch@cruse.org.uk.

 

Thames Valley Berkshire

Contact thamesvalleyberks@cruse.org.uk for details of our next courses.

 

Buckinghamshire Area

Bereavement Support Fountation course October: 5th 12th 19th  2019
The face to face module: November 2nd and 9th 2019
Location: Walton Court Community Centre, Hanlon Road, Aylesbury HP21 8 TJ
Email Bucks@cruse.org.uk

 

New Forest

Bereavement Support Fountation course 2020: 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 08 Feb,
Face to face module: 29 Feb, 14 Mark,
Safeguarding:  21 March
Induction: 28 March
Sudden and Traumatic death 25 April

Apply to Angela at NewForestBranch@cruse.org.uk, The venue is Ellingham Church Hall near Ringwood, Hants. 

 


South East

Sutton

Sutton Cruse Bereavement Volunteer training will be held on the following dates in 2019

September 14th
October 5th and 26th
January 11th and 18th

For more information please email sutton@cruse.org.uk
 

Lambeth

Supervisor's Course 2019

We are running a course to train new Supervisors. Supervisors help our Bereavement Volunteers (BVs) explore all aspects of their client caseload and/or personal issues in relation to Cruse Bereavement Care (Cruse), in order to ensure that the needs of their clients are being addressed. Existing Cruse volunteers should ask their Area/branch to endorse their application.

Venue: St John's Church, Waterloo Road, almost opposite Waterloo Station

Dates: Saturdays 15th and 29th June;  27th July;   7th September  10am - 4pm.

For more details contact Lambeth@cruse.org.uk

 

Bexley and Bromley

Email bexleyandbromley@cruse.org.uk for more information

 

Richmond upon Thames Area

Bereavement Support Foundation 2019

7th and 21st September, 19th October 
23rd and 30th November
7th December  (induction/safeguarding)

Interviews to be held in July. Closing date for applications 26th July. Contact: abc@cruserichmonduponthames.org.uk

Pre-selection criteria. All applicants must live within the Borough of Richmond. This is a requirement for ensuring that all volunteers can travel the extent of the borough as we most often see clients in their own homes. Volunteering for Cruse must be a priority, rather than to fulfil a counselling/psychotherapy course placement requirement. We only consider applicants on placement in exceptional circumstances. 

 

Greenwich

We are running a 5 day Bereavement Support Foundation training course on the following dates: 21st September 2019, 28 September 2019, 12th October 2019, 19th October 2019 and 26th October 2019.

We particularly welcome applications from people who have had past bereavements, and those from a non-counselling background.

Please contact greenwich@cruse.org.uk for further information

 

South Kent Area

Bereavement Supporters Foundation Course, Deal, 2019.

The Cruse nationally accredited bereavement volunteer training.

Tuesdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm 
18th and 25th September and 2nd, 9th and 16th October. 

 

West Kent Area

For more information email westkent@cruse.org.uk.


South West

Bath and Wiltshire

Bath and District are running a Bereavement Support Foundation course on the following dates:

Sunday 6th October 2019
Sunday 13th October 2019
Sunday 27th October 2019
Sunday 03rd November 2019
Sunday 17th November 2019 
Sunday 24th November 2019
Sunday 1st December 2019

Training will take place from 09.30 to 16.30 on each day

Our nationally accredited training course is aimed at anyone interested in becoming a Bereavement Volunteer with Cruse.
Other applicants with a general interest in supporting bereaved people will be considered if there are places available 
The venue is: The Meeting Room, Trowbridge Fire Station, Hilperton Road, Trowbridge, BA14 7JB

Please contact us for an Application Pack. 
Email: bath@cruse.org.uk

Closing date for applications:  Friday 26th July 2019

 

Swindon & District

Bereavement Support Foundation Course (BSF) - Accredited training course for anyone interested in becoming a bereavement volunteer with Cruse. Other applicants with an interest in supporting bereaved people will be considered if places are available. 

5 October 2019
19 October 2019
2 November 2019
9 November 2019
23 November 2019
7 December 2019

The course will take place at The Friends Meeting House, 79 Eastcott Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3JF

Please contact the Administrator for an application pack:
Tel: 01793 619933
Email: swindon@cruse.org.uk

Closing date 2nd August 2019
 

Devon

To find out about future courses please email devon@cruse.org.uk

 

Dorset

Volunteer training

Internal training courses are run throughout the UK for people who want to become a Cruse Bereavement volunteer and support bereaved people. Dorset@cruse.org.uk can be contacted for details of training courses for new volunteers in Dorset Area. Your local Cruse Area can give further information on dates.  If there is sufficient demand additional courses can be sometimes added, or the Area may know of other courses running in neighbouring Areas.

 

Contact Details: Amanda

E mail Admin Dorset Area: Dorset@cruse.org.uk

Answer phone: 01305 260216

 

 


Eastern England

Bedfordshire Area

For more information on volunteering opportunities please contact the area office on 0300 200 4110 or office@crusebedfordshire.org.uk 

 

Cambridge

Cambridge, Fenland and Uttlesford Cruse will be running a Cruse Bereavement Support Foundation programme starting in September

 2019:
Course dates:
Saturday 14th September
Saturday 28th September
Saturday 26th October
Saturday 23rd November
Saturday 30th November

All dates must be attended. Sessions will run from 09:30am to 4:30pm
Venue: School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrookes, Cambridge

See here for further details or contact cambridge@cruse.org.uk for an application form.

Cambridge, Fenland and Uttlesford Cruse is also running a course taking place at Ely City Church, Silver Street, Ely.

Course dates:
Bereavement Support Foundation programme: 15th February, 29th February, 28th March
Face to face elective: 25th April, 2nd May 

All five Saturdays must be attended
Please email cambridge@cruse.org.uk if you wish to find out more and/or attend the Open Evening on 6th January 2020 in Ely 7pm-8.30pm.

Peterborough and Huntingdon

Cruse in Peterborough and Huntingdon is running the following upcoming courses.

 

Suffolk

Bereavement Support Training from 30th April 2019

Cruse is the largest voluntary organisation providing care to those affected by bereavement. It gives advice via its website (www.suffolkcruse.co.uk) and provides help on the phone and face to face sessions with adults and with children and teenagers. We depend on trained volunteers to deliver this service and so we provide the training too.

This course, which is needed to become a volunteer, is for people with an interest in supporting and caring for bereaved people; it is primarily intended for potential Cruse volunteers although other applicants will be considered if there is space. 

The course will be held in Ipswich consists of 3 initial sessions on Tuesdays from 9.30 am – 4 pm from 30th April 2019.This will be followed by two further sessions of your choice Face to Face Support (two additional-days training) and Telephone Support (one additional day training) to be held between June and July 2019. The training for supporting children will continue in July/August over an extra 4 days.  You will also need to complete safeguarding training and have a DBS check.

For further information, dates and to register your interest please contact Suffolk Cruse at suffolk@cruse.org.uk or via our Website at www.suffolkcruse.co.uk 
 

 


East Midlands

 

Northamptonshire Cruse 

For further details please contact northamptonshire@cruse.org.uk

 


West Midlands

Coventry and Warwickshire

A Cruse Bereavement Support Foundation Course will be run for new volunteers on the following dates in Warwick in 2019: Sundays Sept 8 & 22; Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4.30 pm. For details please contact janbavington@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 02476 670714 or 07730 216700. 

 

Birmingham

The Bereavement Support Foundation and Face to Face Module 5 day training course is run mainly on Saturdays at our branch in Birmingham city centre. Training times are 0930hrs - 1630hrs and held normally 2-3 times a year.

Details of the next course and how to apply will appear on our website www.crusebirmingham.co.uk.

 

Herefordshire Bereavement Care

Please contact us for details. Tel 01432 359 469. Email: herefordshire@cruse.org.uk.


Wales

Contact us for details of upcoming training

National office email: wales.cymru@cruse.org.uk.

National office telephone: 02920 886913.

 

Powys

For more information please contact powys@cruse.org.uk or call 01686 610220 

 

Gwent

For further information email: Gwent@cruse.org.uk


 

Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taff

Email: merthyr.rct@cruse.org.uk for information on our next training courses.


Yorkshire & Humber

Hull and East Riding

Cruse Hull & District Branch is running the Three Day Bereavement Support Foundation Course at their office First Floor Wellington House, 108 Beverley Road, Hull HU3 1YA

Dates are all Saturdays 10.00am to 5pm September 7, Oct 5 and 19.

The Face to Face Elective is 2 days, November 2nd and 16th. 

Find out more

South Humber

Cruse Bereavement Care South Humber is appealing for more volunteers to support bereaved people in Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Louth and Scunthorpe areas. Our next Bereavement Volunteer training course will be held in Grimsby and Scunthorpe, beginning on the 5th of October 2019. (Dates for the supervisors’ course have yet to finalised but will probably take place in the Autumn in Leeds.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer for Cruse please phone 07867 312658 or email south.humber@cruse.org.uk

 

Craven and Bradford

For more information email craven@cruse.org.uk or 01756 796004.


North East

Tyneside

For further details email admin.tyne@crusenortheast.org.uk
 


North West

Wirral

For information about training in Cruse please contact Sue Brown on 0151 645 6604.


Isle of Man

Contact your local service to find out about their next scheduled training.


Northern Ireland

Click here for information about training in Northern Ireland.


Channel Isles

See the local website for training information from Guernsey Bereavement Service.


Cruse Scotland

For Scottish courses please refer to www.crusescotland.org.uk.