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 2 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 make a commitment of 2 hours, every other week, for 10 months.
We know that 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, allow themselves ample time to work through their own experiences.
It is in that spirit that 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 a variety of ways such as welcoming families as they arrive, or by 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 is an informal group of people within the community who support Good Grief’s mission by sharing information about our services. Ambassadors may also host small gatherings in their home, 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
Questions? Call: 419.360.4939
Good Grief of Northwest Ohio, Inc.
440 S. Reynolds Road, Suite D
Toledo, Ohio 43615