The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Annie’s Hope - The Bereavement Center for Kids exists to provide comprehensive support services to children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of someone significant. One way we support grieving kids and teens is through support groups that are facilitated in schools all throughout the St. Louis area. Each session is tailored to the group’s developmental level and the struggles the members are encountering. No two group sessions are identical. Topics that may be discussed could include coping skills, feelings, memories, change, communication skills, grief rituals, or other topics that fit the needs of the kids.
We are looking for volunteers to help facilitate these groups and work directly with the kids we are supporting. Annie’s Hope will provide all necessary training for interested volunteers. Groups meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and are facilitated by staff and trained volunteers. Each meeting is typically 45 - 60 minutes during the school day. All groups will be scheduled during the week, Monday - Friday, at various times of day. If you have any daytime availability and are interested in this opportunity, we would love to hear from you and can work with your schedule.
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Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Approximately 2 hours/week for 6 weeks at a time
patience, willingness to listen, non-judgmental, sense of humor, friendly