Volunteer for the Trust

If you would like to join the Brigitte Trust, more volunteers are always needed  to carry out our important work in Surrey.

The volunteer Information pack on the right covers our home visiting service.  During this period our volunteers are supporting their clients by phone and currently we need new volunteers for phone support as below.

Covid 19 – Telephone Support – could you help us?
In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Brigitte Trust is expanding its telephone support service to offer emotional support to any adult in Surrey who is vulnerable, lonely, isolated, bereaved or a carer needing regular support at the end of the telephone line.
Referrals are increasing, we are reaching capacity and we need more help.

How you will join us. We’re planning regular on-line training courses to enable new volunteers to take part in our emotional support service by phone. Volunteers will need to join two 90-minute training sessions taking place on Zoom and ongoing support will be available to you from our experienced team.
We’re looking for volunteers who are empathetic, kind, caring, supportive and good listeners with time to spare for people truly in need of a friendly voice. Could that be you?

Contact mandy.east@brigittetrust.com or call 01306 881816. Calls are monitored daily.

Our training covers:

  • Listening and responding skills
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Awareness of beliefs
  • Working with clients
  • Boundaries
  • Personal development

We look forward to hearing from you.

Train as a volunteer and support local families facing life-threatening illness.

 

One of our Volunteers says.....

“We are in the unique position of being neither a family member nor a friend, and very often that can make us a useful sounding board to vent the strong emotions and worries which life-threatening illness can bring.
The training course which I attended when I first joined The Trust, together with on-going workshops and supervision, has made me feel that I am part of a friendly and hugely supportive team and I really enjoy my role as a volunteer. It is a great privilege to be invited into someone’s home at a time which can be so emotionally and physically challenging and it can be a fulfilling and often humbling experience. And the feedback we get from our clients endorses the fact that we really do make a difference.”