Volunteering

Volunteering

There are many ways to get involved with the Grief Center, as a group or as individuals.  With a small staff and over 100 active volunteers, it’s easy to see that the men and women who give their time and talent are the heart of the program.  Volunteers need to be over the age of 21 for work with families at the Center at Camp Corazon.  Thank you. Your presence here helps others!

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  AUGUST 12TH AND 13TH 2017. Space is limited. Registration is due by August 9th.

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 CEUs7.5 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.

Grieving families often need help to accomplish everyday tasks. To make it easier for the children and their families to attend groups, the Children’s Grief Center provides a free dinner at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers or volunteer organizations provide the pizza, lasagna, enchiladas, etc. for anywhere between 50 – 75 children and their caregivers. All donations are tax deductible and sponsors/volunteers help to serve the meals!

Email: info@childrensgrief.org or call 505-323-0478 to get started!

For 30 minutes prior to the beginning of our support groups, we need a few friendly faces to volunteer as Family Greeters. Family Greeters greet the families that are attending support group at the Children’s Grief Center, help to set up and serve a light meal, and then help to clean up afterward. All the time that is required is a little over one hour on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights, every-other-week throughout the school year.

Email: info@childrensgrief.org or call 505-323-0478 to get started!

Volunteer Office Support is needed to help the small but tenacious staff by placing phone calls, preparing mailings, entering data and other general office tasks, as well as special projects. Primary responsibilities depend on areas of interest and experience. Please be committed, have good communication skills, and enjoy working with others.

Email: info@childrensgrief.org or call 505-323-0478 to get started!

Marketing Committee – The most disappointing thing we hear is “Where were you when my children needed you?” Help get the word out about services, events and trainings through social media, press releases, and traditional media outlets.

Email: info@childrensgrief.org or call 505-323-0478 to get started!

Development Committee – The development committee works to raise funds for the Children’s Grief Center by planning, promoting, and executing special events such as wine tastings at a board member’s home or the annual Healing Hearts Luncheon and Silent Auction. If you have experience in soliciting gifts of auction items or monetary donations from individuals and businesses, or experience in special event planning please contact us!

Email: info@childrensgrief.org or call 505-323-0478 to get started!

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