Become an Anne Robson Trust Helpline Volunteer

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Would you like to be part of a new service that will make a difference to hundreds, if not thousands of people across the UK?

The Anne Robson Trust is launching a Helpline with the aim of providing a listening ear and useful signposting, to families and friends of people who are dying, as well as those who are themselves in the last weeks of life.

Utilising the learning and experience we have gained working with ‘Butterfly Volunteers’, (who sit with dying patients and provide support to their families in hospitals) we know that supporting a loved one as they die, whether it is in a hospice, care home, hospital or their own home, is extremely challenging, both physically and emotionally.

For the first intake of Helpline volunteers, we are looking for a diverse group of 12 – 14 people who are comfortable talking about the subject of death and dying.

You may have personal experience of supporting a loved one as they died, or a professional background in nursing or counselling. You need to be a good listener and feel able to provide compassionate support to callers who may be distressed.

Paula Kerslaw - Telephone Helpine manager - Anne Robson Trust

Paula Kerswell


Latest Update 

We have had an amazing response to our call for Helpline Volunteers, and recruitment for this intake is now closed.

Register Interest 

If you would like to register your interest, and be added to our waiting list for the next round of recruitment, please complete this form.

Our plans for the Helpline Service

Interviews will take place w/c 14th December and w/c 4th January via zoom.

After interview successful applicants will be asked for information in order to begin the induction process e.g. DBS checks and references.

Training will start w/c 18th January for 6 weeks.