We are seeking volunteers to serve as facilitators for bereavement groups! CaringMatters provides adult support groups that allow participants to meet others who are also grieving, share their stories, and learn from one another. Specialized groups include adult child loss, parents loss, sibling or friend loss, spousal loss, and suicide loss. Additional groups are formed based on community need. Bereavement facilitators for our adult support groups complete both the Volunteer Training and Adult Bereavement Training. The Adult Bereavement Training is offered on a Saturday and Monday evening to support the working volunteer. After completing both trainings, they are assigned in two-person teams to co-facilitate 1½-hours-long meetings. The frequency of meetings varies. Some groups meet during the day, but most meet on weeknights from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. All volunteers must go through our basic three-day volunteer training and then the short additional adult bereavement training. Volunteers must complete a background check.
518 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, US
Our mission is to provide social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone. CaringMatters envisions a community that accepts death as a part of life; where the processes of dying and grieving are embraced without stigma; where everyone has access to support services without charge; and where no one dies or grieves without support.
CaringMatters community outreach is provided by a network of trained and screened volunteers and staff who respond to the needs of families facing a terminal illness or grieving the death of a family member or loved one.
We provide personal, compassionate and practical non-medical support to any adult or child during this difficult time. All CaringMatters services are provided to all patients and family members free of charge.
CaringMatters strives to develop and maintain a viable, transparent and responsible non-profit, volunteer-driven organization funded solely by donations and grants from our caring partners.
Other programs offered by CaringMatters include:
Adult bereavement peer-support groups, facilitated by trained volunteers, to adults in Montgomery County who have lost a loved one.
Good grief clubs are offered in Montgomery County Public Schools grades K through 12 for children to receive bereavement support to help cope with life's unfairness.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
518 South Frederick AvenueGaithersburg, MD20877
June 15, 2020
Case Work / Management
Counseling / Mental Health
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
After initial 3-day training, facilitators meet with their groups one hour per week and attend occasional training sessions throughout the year.