Grief & Loss Volunteer Support Group Facilitator serves on a team composed of other volunteers, students and program staff of Supporting Kidds. Supporting Kidds is a subsidiary of Children & Families First. The Facilitator is responsible for working with a co-facilitator to lead support group meetings for children who have experienced grief and loss. Trained volunteer facilitators work with families one night per week during support group sessions. Potential facilitators are required to complete a mandatory 14 hours training and several refresher hours throughout the year.
The responsibilities include:
Preparing for group meetings, introducing activities, assisting group members to participate, clean and organize materials used in group meetings, as well as group rooms as well.
Meet briefly with co-facilitator each night after group ends to reflect on the night’s activities.
Engage in learning activities beyond the training program in order to maintain skills and increase knowledge regarding working with bereaved families.
As interest and conditions permit, participate in other activities related to working with bereaved families and/or related to supporting the work of Supporting Kidds.
Requires a High School diploma or GED, ability to work on a team and take direction, flexibility and a comfort in addressing difficulty issues related to grief and loss.
Group runs in two cycles, fall and spring one evening per week for six weeks. Hours per session can range from 15 to 40 hours per session.
- Child Development
- People Skills
- Family Therapy
- Youth Services
- Bereavement Support
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Kids Teens Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Must be able to volunteer in the evenings