"The volunteers are truly a blessing to the children. Their time is very much appreciated....I hope it gives them great joy to know that they have made such a difference in a child's life."
The groups at Healing House are conducted by volunteer facilitators who are trained to observe, listen, and respond to children who are grieving. A facilitator is not a counselor, but serves as a caring companion in a children or parent group.
Facilitators assist: they do not direct. They follow, they do not lead.
Facilitators must be 21 years of age and be willing to commit to two evenings a month during the school year. Volunteer training is offered three times a year, usually in the Spring, Summer and Fall and is conducted over a two or three day period.
Upcoming Training Sessions - Summer 2017:
Session I: Friday, June 16th, 2017 from 8:30-4:00 and
Saturday, June 17th from 8:30-1:30
Session II: Wednesday, July 19th, Friday, July 21st from 5:30-9:00pm and
Saturday, July 22nd from 8:30-1:30
If you would like to attend one of the Summer training series, please complete the Volunteer Application and email to Kim@healing-house.org. Space is limited and your spot can only be reserved once we receive your completed volunteer application.
There are several ways to get involved, and make a difference!
- Children support group facilitator
- Adult support group facilitator
- Clerical & office volunteer
- Fundraising and grant writing
- Board of Directors
- Advisory Council
Healing House would welcome the assistance of any service organizations to participate in special group projects throughout the year. For example, each summer we organize a group to help with "Operation Clean Sweep" to assist the staff in preparing for the upcoming year. For more information, click HERE
We currently need volunteers who are social workers, counselors, or in the mental health field to provide support and education during our adult caregiver support groups that run simultaneously during our children's grief groups. Volunteers would have to complete Healing House's Adult Facilitator training, be available two nights or afternoons per month and be willing to commit for one year.
For Volunteer information, please contact Kim or Jenee at 337-234-0443.