With supervision and support, compassionate listeners from all walks of life serve as bereavement facilitators. Volunteer Support Group Facilitators are the backbone of our program. They lead grief support groups for children, teens, or adults, either in the North Valley or in Rio Rancho. Facilitators are trained, teamed up with more experienced facilitators, and supported by our staff. Facilitators come from all walks of life, and are not required to have any experience in support groups or counseling. As one of our volunteers wrote, “This is the most rewarding thing I do.” The time commitment is approximately 3.5 hours one evening every other week for 1 school year, after completing the initial 2-day training.
The next training is JANUARY 14TH & 15TH 2017.
Registration is $45 for volunteers. Please complete a volunteer application and registration form and return to CGC to get started. This training will be offered again in August 2017.
Trainings are accredited with 13 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors and Psychologists. There are 2 options for CEUs – 7.5 hours ($150.00) of core childhood bereavement information, OR 13 hours ($260.00) for the entire course which includes information specific to guiding principles at the Children’s Grief Center and is required for those who wish to facilitate the grief support groups. If you would like to register for the training for CEUs but do not wish to volunteer, just complete and return the registration form.