Circle of Care Volunteer Opportunities

 

Circle of Care offers several types of volunteer opportunities:

Group Facilitator
The services you will provide to grieving families as a Circle of Care volunteer may be some of the most important work you will ever do.  As a volunteer you will help facilitate support groups for children and teens coping with illness and bereavement in their families.  Volunteers must make a minimum 14-month commitment to attend twice monthly meetings in order to provide a consistent presence to our group participants.

Prior to beginning in our support groups, prospective volunteer facilitators must complete 24 hours of initial training. This training is both informative and deeply reflective and consists of a wide range of issues including diversity awareness, developmental stages, how children respond to illness and loss, children's play, and how they cultivate coping skills. The training also offers new volunteers an opportunity to explore their own feelings around illness and death.  Ongoing support and supervision is provided throughout the volunteer experience via pre and post support group sessions. Training modules are held two times a year generally in January and August.  The module consists of two weekday sessions from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., and two Saturday sessions from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Prospective volunteers are required to attend all sessions in full. 

 

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