THE HOPE AND HEALING PLACE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Hope & Healing Place values our volunteers.
If you want to make a difference in the heart and eyes of a child
and family, then The Hope & Healing Place is THE PLACE for you!
You can make a difference!

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

support group facilitator

Generations Family Night Support Group Facilitator

Go through our facilitator training and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to lead small groups of hurting hearts down the healing path.  You will interact directly with program participants as they work through their grief.  Strong bonds are formed as participants share a piece of their hearts with the group.  You will walk away from serving touched by the lives that your servitude has impacted.

All volunteer facilitators at the The Hope & Healing Place receive training about grief & loss, small group leadership, and the needs of a child by their age.  New facilitators are paired with veteran facilitators.

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:
5:15-5:30 p.m.

  • Volunteers arrive.
  • 5:30-6:00 p.m.
    Volunteers meet with your peer group leader and plan activities and supplies for the evening support group.
  • 6:00-6:30 p.m.
    A common meal is served to children, parents, and volunteers.
  • 6:30-7:45 p.m.
    Everyone goes to their age appropriate support group (Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, and 3 different parent groups). Our Program Directors have prepared specific activities for each age group and for each family night session.
  • 7:45-8:00 p.m.
    Say goodbye for the evening to our children, teens, and families.
  • 8:00-8:30 p.m.
    Volunteer Facilitators debrief the evening

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.

Group Facilitator Form        VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Hope Camp Activity Leader

Hope Camp gives kids in Kindergarten - 6th grade an opportunity to spend time with other children who have lost loved ones and get what they are feeling as create masterpieces with their feet, pop balloons with their bottoms and devour a mammoth ice cream sundae.

Hosts for our Family Night Dinners

We begin each family night with a meal before we go into our support groups.   There is no family night without our food donors and servers!   Businesses, Community Organizations, Church Groups, etc. are invited to provide and serve a meal to the families and volunteers before the family night support group.

We are currently in need of a Hospitality Volunteer who can reach out into the community to round up meals for our family nights and oversee volunteers as the greet our families and serve the meals.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Special Event Volunteers

Are you a go getter?  Ready, willing and able to solicit donations and make things happen?  Or willing to work the day of the event to ensure things run smoothly for attendees?  HHP does not charge participants for services so fundraisers play an important role.  See our Special Events page to learn more about our FUNdraisers.

Birdhouses

The Hope & Healing Place birdhouses are representative of each family that has come through our doors.   We are always in need of individuals to build and donate birdhouses for our family night participants.

Gardening

The Lisa Cherry Memory Garden will be even prettier for our family birdhouses and planting areas by your hands and watering.