Den Facilitators / Den for Grieving Kids


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

With over 45 trained volunteer facilitators, the Den for Grieving Kids provides vital services to families in lower Fairfield County creating a safe environment for children, teens, parents and caregivers to discuss their bereavement issues. On-going supervision and instruction help the facilitators develop their capacity to be a helpful presence to the bereaved.

We offer two types of facilitator positions: the nights of service facilitator and the school based group facilitator. Nights of service facilitators are asked to commit to either a Monday or Wednesday evening schedule (meeting twice a month from 6:00-9:00pm). The evening consists of a pre and post meeting between facilitators and staff to both prepare and debrief about the interaction with participants. If interested, please reach out to Jennifer Flatow to receive the 2016-2017 Den calendar.

School based group facilitators commit to a weekly schedule of about one hour onsite at their assigned school, with some preparation time required outside of the school visit. Currently there are Den groups taking place in 18 schools in the greater Greenwich/Stamford area. The time for this position varies slightly from week to week so students do not consistently miss the same class. If interested, please reach out to Jennifer Flatow to see a list of current school based group locations.

The Den hosts an annual training for new and returning volunteers each fall. If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, please reach out to Jennifer Flatow, to inquire about becoming a Den Facilitator and receive the 2016-2017 Den calendar.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Bereavement Support
  • Public Speaking
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ask Jennifer Flatow for 2016-17 Den calendar

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