The Brigitte Trust - Volunteer Taster session

The Brigitte Trust - Volunteer Taster session

Our Service

The Brigitte Trust is an independent registered charity offering emotional support and practical help at home to people and their families facing cancer, MND, MS, heart and lung failure and other life-threatening illness. The service, which has been available for thirty years, is free of charge and our volunteers help in many ways, providing:

  • Emotional support and a listening ear
  • Respite for carers
  • Sitting with a family member whilst a carer takes a break
  • Transport to hospital appointments, shopping and trips out
  • Bereavement support
We offer our service in Surrey and West Sussex - please see the Area Map for details.

Our volunteers normally provide the service for three hours per week, but this is flexible according to the needs of the client. In providing emotional support our volunteers will be sensitive to the individual and cultural needs of each person supported, with confidentiality maintained and respected.

Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds. All are required to attend an intensive initial training course as well as monthly supervision and ongoing training. All volunteers have undergone full DBS checks. However, please note that our volunteers are not trained or insured to offer nursing or personal care.

Our charity covers all of Woking Borough and we receive regular referrals from the hospices and local medical teams so we are really keen to increase our volunteer numbers locally.

The taster sessions give a real flavour. of what it feels like to volunteer and includes a mini training session and the chance to meet some of our trainers volunteers and staff without obligation to continue the course, which will run at the end of January 2017.

For further information about The Brigitte Trust Taster sessions. Please call WAVS on 01483 751456 or email

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