Free Bereavement Support and Information for Residents of the London Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich Cruse - Volunteers Helping you
Branch Patron: Blake Morrison
020 8850 9429
At Greenwich Cruse we need volunteers to undertake the following roles:
Cover Receptionists - maybe two to four hours a week
Bereavement Volunteers/Counsellors - about twelve hours a month and upwards over two years*
Supervisors - about five hours per month over two years
Branch Committee Members - about twenty hours per year and upwards
Fundraisers - as much time as you can afford!
Supporters - subscribe to our branch and get a regular newsletter
*If you have had a close personal bereavement in the past two years you will not be accepted as a berevament volunteer/counsellor - just yet.
Greenwich Cruse operates an Equal Opportunities Policy
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT VOLUNTEERING:
Cruse Bereavement Care is a charity which:
- Offers free information and advice to anyone who has been affected by a death
- Provides support and counselling one to one and in groups
- Offers education, support, information and publications to anyone supporting bereaved people
- Increases public awareness of the needs of bereaved people through campaigning and information services.
Who comes to Cruse for help?
- People approach Cruse because someone they know has died. They may have lost a husband, wife, partner, child, a brother or sister, another relative or a close friend. They want someon who will listen and help them cope with their pain and grief.
Why does Cruse need volunteers?
Cruse needs volunteers to help people who are struggling to face the future after a death. It can be immensely rewarding to meet bereaved people and we need volunteers to make sure that any bereaved person who needs us can have someone to talk to. But you can also help in other very important ways - whatever you do to help Cruse you will be helping bereaved people.
What can you do for Cruse?
- You can help run our branch. This could involve fundraising, organising publicity, administration or being part of a management committee.
- You can talk to bereaved people. This could be counselling or support for individuals, running bereavement groups, organising social and fundraising groups, or telephone support.
- You can be part of a team offering training and bereavement awareness programmes to anyone who wants to know more about bereavement.
Who can volunteer for Cruse?
Anyone can apply to be a volunteer for Cruse. You do not need to have any qualifications or previous experience but you do need to care about bereaved people and have time to offer. You will be given all the preparation and support you need. We welcome men and women of all ages, races, cultures and backgrounds.
What is the reward for volunteers:
Only your expenses will be paid, but volunteers gain enormous satisfaction from knowing they have made a positive difference to someone's life. Every hour of time given by a volunteer helps a child or adult face the future knowing that they are not alone.
A very useful service which we recommend to our patients - keep up the good work.
Eltham GP Practice Manager