Cruse Bereavement Volunteer

Bereavement Volunteers, following training provide one to one support for anyone following a death of a relative, friend, colleague.

This is mainly by phone and video-conference but will return to in person support.

Cruse is the largest organisation of its kind in the world.

Our purpose is to offer support, advice and information to adults when someone dies and to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

Cruse provides direct support services for clients; information, publications, education, training and resources, training and development for volunteers so they can deliver these services effectively.

Bereavement Volunteers help facilitate the emotional, cognitive and behavioural tasks of grief in bereaved clients by their knowledge, their non-judgemental attitudes and their counselling skills. Bereavement Volunteers understand human development, cultural issues, practical support and family dynamics, particularly in relationship to grief.

Bereavement Volunteers have the ability to form a working relationship with their clients and negotiate an agreement, which will be regularly reviewed. They will be able to work under supervision and be able to differentiate their own needs from those of their clients.

If you feel that this is something you can you, contact us.

Skills

Respect, empathy, genuineness.

Ability to act in a non-judgement way.

The training does require written submissions.


Details

  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
    Details on the Cruse website
  • Accessibility
    Details on the Cruse website
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18
  • Child Protection
    Details on the Cruse website
  • Complaints Policy
    Details on the Cruse website
  • Confidentially Policy
    Details on the Cruse website
  • DBS check required
    Required before any work can start
  • Ex Offenders
    As long as they can obtain a DBS
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
    On Cruse website
  • Ongoing support
    All Bereavement Volunteers must attend regular supervision (4 - 6 weeks)
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Volunteers can choose when they work.


Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.


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