Being a Buddy often includes more behind-the-scenes effort and less direct contact with families. Buddies help set the atmosphere for our program by providing assistance to participants throughout the evening. Duties include preparing rooms for evening activities, greeting families as they arrive, set up/clean up for dinner, serving pizza & drinks, setting up the lending-library, assisting facilitators with obtaining supplies, and helping with clean-up after program night activities. Buddies volunteer twice a month on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30.
* Two evenings per month on a set schedule (Tuesday evenings) from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
* Westside Church
* 6 month commitment to Brooke’s Place * Volunteer interview * Must be 14 years of age or older or accompanied by a parent/guardian if under 14 * Pass a background check
* Ability to work well with others * A smiling face and a helpful attitude * The ability to lift 25 lbs and be on your feet for most of the evening * Don’t mind getting your hands dirty as you serve dinner * Love for working with kids and willingness to make a difference in the life of a grieving family
About Brooke's Place for Grieving Young People, Inc.
8935 N. Meridian Street Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46260, US
Brooke's Place supports grieving young people and their families in the belief that hope for tomorrow begins today.
Brooke's Place is a community based not-for-profit organization which provides grief support to young people ages 3 - 20+ and their parents/guardians. Support groups meet twice monthly year-round. All services are free and an at-cost meal is served each program night. Hands on activities including crafts, art materials, games and other grieving aids provide supportive tools during group time. These activities are designed to help young people identify their fears, concerns and grief reactions. All individuals learn coping skills to help them manage their grief, lessen the pain of their sadness and help them reconcile the death of their loved ones.