Volunteer With Us
Have a caring heart for children? Looking for a way to give back to your community? There are many important ways to support grieving children and families with Journey To Healing. We recognize the individual gifts and talents of our volunteers bring strength to our program.
There are three meaningful ways to volunteer:
A Helping Hand Volunteer
Kids Connect Volunteer Facilitator
Grief Support Volunteer Facilitator
Journey To Healing volunteers are the heart of our organization, helping children, teens, and adults find hope and healing from trauma, grief, and loss.
A Helping Hand Volunteer: Opportunities always exist to serve the mission of Journey To Healing. Volunteer opportunities include administrative and programmatic support activities in our main office, a helping hand at our weekly events, planning and supporting our community events. This is a key contribution to the program, our fellowship/dinner time is important to help create a safe environment where families and children feel welcome and supported. These volunteer roles do not require the special training that our grief support group leaders or camp volunteer complete.
Can I receive community service hours?
– Yes. We are happy to work with you in fulfilling your community service hours.
Can I volunteer with a group?
– Yes. Group volunteers are welcome for all programs and our annual fundraising events are a perfect opportunity for group involvement.
Are there any requirements to be a volunteer for events?
– There are no requirements of experience or expertise. We just ask that you be punctual and responsible. We welcome event volunteers of all ages.
Kids Connect Volunteer Facilitator:
Volunteer group leaders are extraordinary people who make a big difference in the lives of grieving children and adults. We are able to serve hundreds of people every year thanks to the dedication and generous hearts of our volunteers. We ask for a minimum 3-months commitment to co-lead a group once a week. In addition, all volunteers attend group supervision conducted by our clinical staff once every other week. The average time commitment, including group meeting time and supervision, is about 8 to 12 hours per month. Volunteers are required to complete training before starting the role.
Do I need to have a background in psychology or social work?
-No, in fact, some of our longest-standing volunteers are not mental health clinicians. We have laypeople from all types of backgrounds including teachers, attorneys, artists, writers, students, retirees, stay-at-home parents, and coffee baristas. We provide the training and supervision you need to be the best volunteer possible.
Do you have opportunities for a limited license therapist to earn hours towards full licensure?
-Yes, if you are in need of clinical hours complete your volunteer application first. After completion of your application email your resume to , subject line: Clinical Hours: Kids Connect Program or Grief Suppor Program based on your preference.
Grief Support Volunteer Facilitator: Opportunities include facilitating children/teen groups during our monthly program nights (5:30-7:30). Facilitators plan and lead age-appropriate activities, games, art, and conversations. Facilitators are asked to make a one-year commitment, and consistent attendance is important to ensure the development of the group as a cohesive unit. Facilitators are required to attend training and will receive continued on-site guidance and mentorship.
Do I need experience?
Group leaders do not need any prior experience, nor do they need a clinical or professional background in bereavement, counseling, or education. Once you have submitted an application you will be contacted for an interview, and if accepted, you will be invited to attend our training to prepare you to be an effective and compassionate group leader.
What does it mean to co-lead a group?
Journey To Healing groups and programs are always lead by our clinical staff. You will be working together under their supervision to create a safe environment for group members.
What is the purpose of group leader supervision and why is it mandatory?
Group leader supervision is an opportunity for group leaders to come together to receive ongoing education and support from our clinical staff and their peers. The purpose of this mandatory supervision is for group leaders to continually learn to grow in their role as a group leader, and to provide our group members the most effective support.
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