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Volunteers are at the heart of our organization. If you are interested in supporting our mission to help grieving children and families, we would d love to hear from you. Please see the list of open volunteer positions below and fill out an application form.

Good Grief Volunteer Facilitators

Training: 2-hour volunteer orientation training followed by 11-hour facilitator training (provided free of charge) and 3 hours of observation time. Background check required.
Commitment: 5 hours every other week during the academic calendar year for facilitation and support of grief groups and 2 hours per month of continuing education sessions; 1-year commitment desired.
Description: Good Grief facilitators will always work as part of a facilitation team, under the direction of our licensed clinician; these critical volunteers co-facilitate our peer-to-peer, activity-based support groups for grieving children, teens, and their adult caregivers. Facilitators lead activities in small groups to create an opportunity for our grieving population to share their own personal experiences, explore topics related to grief, learn coping strategies, and be exposed to the Good Grief program and its four tasks of mourning.

 

Clinically Licensed (or formerly licensed) Volunteers

Training: 2-hour volunteer orientation training followed by 11-hour facilitator training (provided free of charge) and 3 hours of observation time. Background check required.
Commitment: 9 to 14 hours weekly based on program schedule; 1-year commitment desired.
Description: Oversee our volunteer facilitators and the execution of the Good Grief program for a specific meeting time/location. Meet with Program Coordinator to discuss and plan for program execution and keep her apprised of group information. Hold office hours to allow for intakes of new families/children.

 

Good Grief Volunteer Substitutes

Training: 2-hour volunteer orientation training followed by 11-hour facilitator training (provided free of charge) and 3 hours of observation time. Background check required.
Commitment: Ability to fill in for facilitators on an “as needed” basis.
Description: See facilitator description above.

 

Good Grief Program Support Volunteers

Training: 2-hour volunteer orientation training and background check required.
Commitment: 8 hours per month.
Description: Provide support to the Program Coordinator during scheduled group meeting times. Assist in set-up, clean up, prep work, and data collection and entry; serve as greeters.

 

Pet Therapy Team Volunteers

Training: 2-hour volunteer orientation training and background check required.
Pet training requirement: Must have certification for therapy work.
Commitment: 4 hours per month
Description: Pet owners/pets attend Good Grief groups and/or Center events.

 

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

Training: 2-hour volunteer training and background check required.
Commitment: 6 to 10 hours per week, prefer consistent time each week.
Description: Perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks to include providing support to our managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing our organization’s general administrative activities.
Major Responsibilities:

  • Answering phone lines
  • Opening and distributing mail
  • Filing as needed
  • Cataloging library books
  • Sending thank you letters
  • Sending tax letters
  • Scheduling intakes
  • Entering data in database system

 

Special Events Committee Leaders and Members

Training: 2-hour volunteer orientation training recommended.
Commitment: Average of 5 hours per week, but workload may be less during some weeks and ramp up as event approaches. Flexible work schedule.
Description: Help to plan and execute events and activities to include: Gala (March), TryAthlon (August), Butterfly Release (July), and Aine’s Fund (November) in addition to other events as needed.
Major Responsibilities:

  • Plan event from start to finish according to requirements, target audience and objectives
  • Come up with suggestions to enhance the event’s success
  • Advertise event through social media, television, newspaper, etc.
  • Adhere to budget
  • Coordinate all operations and details
  • Photograph event
  • Ensure event is completed smoothly and step up to resolve any problems that might occur
  • Analyze the event’s success and prepare reports

 

Sponsorship/Fundraising

Training: 2-hour volunteer orientation training required.
Commitment: Average of 2-5 hours per week; flexible work schedule.
Description: Help obtain corporate sponsors for our events and programs, identify funding opportunities, and connect us with donors who believe in our mission.

 

Community Outreach Coordinator

Training: 2-hour volunteer orientation training required.
Commitment: Average of 2-5 hours per week; flexible work schedule.
Description: Help to identify or establish volunteer pools, make the community aware of our programming and resources, and solicit potential donors.

 

Social Media Coordinator

Training: 2-hour volunteer orientation training required.
Commitment: Average of 5 hours per week; flexible work schedule.
Description: Promote our organization on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn.

 

Information Technology Coordinator

Training: 2-hour volunteer orientation training required.
Commitment: Average of 2-5 hours per week; flexible work schedule.
Description: Help to keep our office technology up-to-date and running smoothly. Offer technology solutions for a growing organization.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!