We need volunteers to work in the following areas:
One-to-One Bereavement Support Volunteers operating in Gloucestershire
Many people cope relatively well with the death of a friend or relative with the support of family, friends and neighbours, but others really need the chance to talk through their grief with someone who can offer empathy and a good listening ear.
Bereavement volunteers can’t make the problem go away but they can, for a critical period, stay alongside the bereaved person, offering support. Most of us have experienced our own losses and we know something of the journey ahead.
Have you ever thought of using your own life experience to enable you to give help to others? We are keen to increase our team of volunteers so that we can more thoroughly cover all parts of the county and all sectors of the community. All are welcome, but helpers from rural areas or minority communities would be particularly welcome.
You don’t need previous qualifications: excellent, comprehensive training is provided and, when you start to practise, there is professional supervision, support and ongoing training.
We actively encourage all applicants, regardless of age, race, religion, disability, gender or sexual preference.
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You will provide initial telephone response and assistance to clients and other callers, and help run our friendly Cheltenham office. We need people who can work one (or more) mornings per week. You will receive full on-the-job training for the role.
We are a charity and often struggle to raise enough funds to continue to survive. You will receive support and guidance in this vital role. Applications from all age ranges are welcomed. Young people will find they can give their CV a significant boost by working for a nationally-recognised charity, even for a relatively short period.
Area Chair Gloucestershire Cruse Bereavement
Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance societies care of bereaved people.
Cruse Gloucestershire offers face-to-face, telephone and group support. Our services are provided locally by our network of 60 trained volunteers and are confidential and free at the point of delivery.
We are looking for an Area Chair to lead Cruse Gloucestershire. Our administration support is based in Cheltenham but as an area we cover the whole of Gloucestershire. You will also liaise with other Area Chairs across the West Midlands region
This is a unique role, with the opportunity and privilege to become involved in the delivery of an essential service which impacts upon people’s lives. An experienced leader, an effective influencer with excellent relationship building skills, you will foster partnerships across Gloucestershire, between our volunteers, supporters, other charities, and business.
If you are looking for a challenge and the opportunity to use your skills in the voluntary sector we would like to hear from you.
Full job description and details about Cruse Gloucestershire are available from:
Cruse Bereavement Care Gloucestershire
Lower Ground Floor,
31 St Georges Rd