Our Bereavement Volunteers offer counselling and emotional support to our bereaved clients in their own homes or in groups. We also provide a monthly information session for new clients to hear about the effects of grief and ways in which Cruse can help them. In the near future we will also be introducing a telephone support service.
Anyone can apply to be a Bereavement Volunteer for Cruse. You do not need qualifications or previous experience, but you do need to care about bereaved people and have time to offer.
The core foundation training course has been designed to equip Cruse volunteers with bereavement awareness, skills and knowledge.
In South West Surrey Cruse we are not currently able to offer placements to counselling students. Some areas of Cruse do offer placements and it may be possible to complete foundation training in our area if you have secured a placement in another local branch.
The training consists of three days core training module and two additional days skills practice for delivering one to one support. In order to volunteer for SW Surrey Cruse you will need to complete all 5 days of training.
We do charge to cover the costs of our training, although bursaries are available on application.
Following a selection process, ongoing training and supervision is provided. We welcome men and women of all ages, races, cultures and background.
Please contact us for more information and details of available training courses.
Somewhere to turn when someone dies
Cruse is a national charity that provides advice, information and support to anyone who has been bereaved (children, young people and adults), whenever or however the death occurred. The service is provided by trained, experienced volunteers and is confidential and free.