Support Group Facilitator
Serving as a Volunteer Facilitator in the Generations Family Program is one way of sharing yourself with children and families who have experienced a family death. As a Volunteer Facilitator at The Hope & Healing Place you will share your experience with 20 other volunteers over a 4 month period with 16 families. The families and our Volunteer Facilitators will meet every other Tuesday night.
Volunteers receive 20 hours of training prior to being assigned to the beginning of a family program cycle. The training curriculum covers general information about grief and grieving, support group leadership, information on specific death situations (i.e. suicide, medical, infant loss, sibling death, and more). Training is conducted one Friday evening and the following Saturday in the summer and also in the fall. Additional training is ongoing through articles, small groups, and electronic information.
This season's trainings are scheduled for: Aug 5 & 6 and Oct 7 & 8, 2016
There are two Generations Family Program cycles annually. One cycle begins in September and ends in early December and the second begins in mid January and ends in early May. A typical family night entails the following:
As a trained facilitator, our volunteers may continue to register for each family program cycle as well as other volunteer opportunities within The Hope & Healing Place. There are always opportunities for you to learn, serve, and grow at HHP. We hope you will consider joining the volunteer team at The Hope & Healing Place.
Click the Volunteer Application button to submit an application or complete the following to learn more about opportunities to serve.