Direct Care Volunteers work directly with children, teens and/or caregivers impacted by serious medical condition or death. Direct Volunteers must be at least 16 years old (except where indicated), complete all required paperwork, participate in all required training, pass a background check and make a minimum commitment of 1 year.
In-Direct Care Volunteers to work behind the scenes to ensure all our programs have the administrative and financial support they need to be successful. In-Direct Volunteer roles vary widely but include: Office Volunteers, Special Events, Board of Directors, Event or Board-level Committee work, specialized group projects, select Internships, and more.
We do not offer individual or family counseling. We are a peer support program which means we provide opportunities for children, teens, young adults, and adult family members to meet with others their own age who are also grieving. As a volunteer, you’ll use the group facilitation skills you’ll learn in training to help create a safe, accepting, and welcoming group experience for all participants.
Volunteers meet for their assigned support groups Monday through Thursday nights, 6:00-9:00. Each family bereavement support group meets twice monthly, in-person at Tu Nidito. The Young Adult Bereavement Support Group meets twice monthly at Tu Nidito. Masks are required during meetings.
As a volunteer, you’ll work under the direct supervision of a staff Group Coordinator. You will work with other volunteers to facilitate the group. You’ll also have guidance from the Group Coordinator during pre and post-group meetings.
If your Fingerprint Clearance Card is valid and doesn’t expire in the next year, you do not need to complete a background check. If you do not have a FCC, a background check application will be sent to you via email.
Volunteer Training is offered approximately 4-5 times each year, as needed. Our current training typically takes place from 9am-5pm on select Saturdays, and asks volunteers to be present for the full day and to invest additional time following the training with the provided materials.