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.

All volunteers are fully trained before being placed with families and are helped and encouraged in regular support groups whilst volunteering with the Trust.

For more information today you can view or download the information pack for potential volunteers or phone for a copy on 01306 881816.

Our ongoing programme of taster sessions and courses is confirmed below.

All courses and tasters take place on Tuesdays.

Volunteer Taster sessions:
April 28th 10am – 12.30pm
May 5th 10am - 12.30pm

Training Course to follow:
June 2nd– July 7th weekly 10am – 1pm
including weekend June 27th – 28th 10am – 4pm daily

Volunteer Taster sessions:
July 21st 10am – 12.30pm
September 1st 10am – 12.30pm

Training Course to follow:
September 15th – October 2nd weekly 10am – 1pm
including weekend October 3rd – 4th 10am – 4pm daily

Please contact the office on 01306 881816 if you would like to join us.

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.”