Volunteers are a vital part of the care and support we provide for grieving children and their families at Healing House. They are special, selfless people who willingly give their time and talents to provide support and compassion to children who are experiencing the most difficult period in their lives.
The groups at Healing House are conducted by volunteer facilitators who are trained to observe, listen and respond to children who are grieving. A facilitator is not a counselor, but serves as a caring companion in our support groups.
Facilitators must be at least 21 years of age and be willing to commit to two afternoons or evenings a month during the school year. Volunteer training is offered three times a year, usually during the Spring, Summer and Fall and is conducted over a two- or three-day period.
Upcoming Training Sessions – 2020/2021:
You must attend all days in your selected session
2020 Session 1: Friday, October 23 from 8:30 – 3:30 and
Saturday, October 24 from 8:30 – 1:30
2021 Session 1: Friday, January 8 from 8:30 – 3:30 and
Saturday, January 9 from 8:30 – 1:30
2021 Session 2: Tuesday, April 6 from 5:30-9 pm, Thursday, April 8 from 5:30-9 pm, and Saturday, April 10 from 8:30-1:30
2021 Session 3: Tuesday, June 8 from 5:30-9 pm, Thursday, June 10 from 5:30-9 pm, and Saturday, June 12 from 8:30-1:30
2021 Session 4: Friday, June 11 from 8:30 – 3:30 and
Saturday, June 12 from 8:30 – 1:30
If you would like to attend training, please complete the online Volunteer Application. Space is limited and your spot can only be reserved once we receive your completed volunteer application.
Other ways to get involved and make a difference in the lives of grieving children and families:
- Clerical and office volunteer
- Fundraising and grant writing
- Board of Directors
For more information about becoming a Healing House volunteer, please contact Kim or Jenee at 337-234-0443.