Support Group Facilitator
This group of men and women facilitate the children’s peer support groups and work directly with children ages 4-18 and their caregivers; and young adults ages 19-24. These volunteers complete a one-time, 14-hour training program and observe at least two program sessions before participating in programming. We also encourage Support Group Facilitators to attend bi-monthly ongoing training sessions.
We ask our Support Group Facilitators to commit to 2 hours every other week for ten months.
We know many people are drawn to volunteering with us because of a personal experience of grief. We also know that those experiences can bring an added measure of empathy and compassion to supporting grieving children and teens.
However, to be truly supportive of grieving young people, it is important for those who have recently experienced personal loss to allow themselves ample time to work through their own experiences.
In that spirit, we ask all volunteers to wait at least one year after a death before they begin facilitating groups.
These volunteers provide additional adult support during program nights in various ways, such as welcoming families as they arrive or helping during free time in the activity center.
Program Assistants complete a 2-hour orientation and observe one program night before beginning to volunteer.
Good Grief Ambassador
This informal group of community members supports Good Grief’s mission by sharing information about our services. Ambassadors may also host small gatherings in their homes, church, or office for friends, family, and associates to learn more about Good Grief’s mission and services.
If you’d like to learn more about Good Grief’s volunteer opportunities, please call our office: 419.360.4939
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