Help a Grieving Child - Be a Journey's Volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

Thu Apr 12, 2018 05:30 PM - Mon Dec 31, 2018 07:30 PM

Where

Hospice Care of Southwest MichiganOakland Centre2255 W. Centre AvenuePortage, MI 49024

About

Volunteers guide peer support groups for children who have experienced the loss of someone they love. They work through activities intended to help the children express their emotions, tell their stories and be themselves. Professional grief support counselors train the volunteers as they begin their service and are actively involved each session providing encouragement and support every step of the way.

Journeys takes place two Tuesday evenings every month, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Journeys is a year round program of Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan which offers a safe and supportive environment for parents and young people. The program is free of charge. Journeys is a non-sectarian program open to all.

Skills

  • Youth Services
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Hospice Care
  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Bereavement Support

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Every other Tue.evenings, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Excellent listening skills. Patience. Able to make a one year commitment.

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