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Be a Support to Grieving Children

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.

Organization Description
Organization: 
Children's Grief Center of New Mexico
More Details
Number of Volunteers Needed: 
14
Dates Volunteer is Needed: 
Sept. 1, 2019 - May 20, 2019 (3 hours - 2 times a month)
Minimum Age of Volunteers: 
21
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.

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.

Is this a Group Opportunity: 
No
Are Court-Ordered Volunteers Accepted?: 
No
Is this an Ongoing Opportunity?: 
Yes
Address of Project Site
3001 Trellis NW
Albuquerque
New Mexico
87107
Contact Info
Contact Phone: 
(505) 323-0478