Volunteer Programs

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 one-year commitment of 2 hours, every other week, for 10 months. 

Program Assistants 

These volunteers provide additional adult support during program nights in a variety of ways such as welcoming families as they arrive, or by setting up for and cleaning up after the shared meal on Tuesday evenings, or by helping during free time in activity center. 

Program Assistants complete a 2-hour orientation and observe one program night before beginning to volunteer. 

Shared Meal Providers 

There are several ways to support Good Grief’s shared meal program.

You may wish to prepare, deliver and help serve a meal; or you may prefer to prepare and deliver the meal and let staff or a Program Assistant serve and clean up. Another option is to arrange for and pay a restaurant to deliver a meal. And it is always okay to make a monetary donation and designate it for the meal program – we’ll handle the rest! 

Some Meal Providers like to recruit family, friends, or colleagues to help. Space in our kitchen and dining area is limited so it’s best if group size is kept to 2 to 4 people. 

Individuals and groups may sign up for a one-time commitment, or we appreciate commitments to bring a meal once every three months between August and June. 

We ask that the meal be ready by the time families arrive at 6:00 p.m., so meal providers generally arrive at Good Grief around 5:30 p.m., the day they are providing dinner.  We prefer that Meal Providers stop by Good Grief for a brief and informal orientation before they bring a meal, but it isn’t mandatory. We’ll gratefully accept your generosity!

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

Volunteer Interest Form

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