Be a Support to Grieving Children

Details
Dates Volunteer is Needed: 
Sept. 1, 2019 - May 20, 2019 (3 hours - 2 times a month)
Number of Volunteers Needed: 
14
Description of the Volunteer Opportunity: 

Support bereaved youth and their families, by becoming a volunteer bereavement facilitator.
Volunteer bereavement facilitators lead peer support groups for children who have had a loved one die. After the training, new volunteers are assigned an age group and group night. The groups meet Tues. or Wed. evenings in the north valley or Thurs. in Rio Rancho. Your time commitment on a group night is 5:15 - 8:15 pm. New volunteers are placed with an experienced facilitator. Children's groups do a variety or activities, games, and crafts to help facilitate conversation about the loss. We also need facilitators to lead the adult support groups.

Areas of Interest: 
Children and Youth
Community
Great for: 
Adults
Who Will Be Impacted Through This Project: 

Grieving families are directly impacted, by learning coping skills and being with a peer group who understands what they are going through. The community is impacted, because when children get support, they are less likely to act out in destructive ways; like substance use and criminal behaviors. Volunteers are impacted because over time they will witness the hope and healing of participants.

Is This an Ongoing Opportunity?: 
Yes
Minimum Age of Volunteers: 
21
Nonprofit Will Provide: 

Meals at training.
Snacks on group nights.
(Free additional trainings twice a year.)

Additional Requirements: 

Volunteers are required to attend a 2 day training, Aug. 3rd & 4th, 2019 (Sat. & Sun. - 8:30 - 5)
The training costs $45, when you commit to 1 year of volunteering. The cost covers the training binder and a background check, which is required for volunteering as a support group facilitator.

Last Updated: Nov 19 2019
Address of Project Site
3001 Trellis NW
Albuquerque
New Mexico
87107
Contact Info
Phone: 
(505) 323-0478

Disclaimer

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico provides these volunteer opportunities as a service to our community and does not assume any responsibility for the validity of such postings. To ensure accurate and up-to-date information, please contact the organization who posted the opportunity.

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