Social Services: Family

Group Facilitators Needed

Journey of Hope offers group grief support to children and their families. Our group facilitators are at the heart of our program. Volunteers may choose to facilitate a variety of ages for children's groups or the concurrent adult groups.
Dec 19, 2017
4 Hours
40 Needed
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Chun Berglund
  • Mindy Prengler
  • Patricia Meyer
  • Shreesh Sharma
  • suchit chidurala

More Details

Journey of Hope offers group grief support to children and their families. Volunteers partake in a weekend training session to become group facilitators. Our Program Director, who is a licensed therapist, creates age-appropriate curriculum based on best practices and research in the field of childhood grief. It may be reading a story and creating a craft based on it while talking about their feelings.

Our children and families come to the groups two nights a month, either a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Our Tuesday & Thursday groups are in Plano and our Wednesday group is in Frisco. Facilitators arrive at 5:30 pm where they discuss new families and go over curriculum for the evening. Facilitators and other volunteers join the families for dinner at 6:30pm, and the groups run from 7:05 - 8:10 pm. Facilitators debrief from 8:10-9pm.

We are looking for warm, caring, empathetic, and patient volunteers who are comfortable with emotional expression and sitting with those who are sharing some of their deepest pain. Facilitators may work with children ranging in age from preschool through high school or with adults.

Facilitators must pass a background check and will be vetted during the training and subsequent observation sessions to ensure they are a best fit for our program.

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