Volunteer at Willow House

Volunteer Opportunities at Willow House

The foundation of Willow House is the enormously dedicated Willow House team of volunteers. In fact, Willow House peer support group services would truly not be possible without our dedicated volunteers. Volunteers can help further the mission of Willow House in a variety of ways:

Peer Support Group Volunteer Facilitators & Assistants

Special Group Facilitators for Survivors of Suicide Loss group

Program Events – Annual Holiday Remembrance Gathering

Special Events & Fundraising

Walk to Remember & 5K Run for Hope

Annual Spring Gala Fundraiser

Third Party Fundraisers & New Events
Office Volunteers – Data Entry, Mailing, Copying, etc.

Professional Services – Website, Financial, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Funding

Clerical for Joie’s Branch, our lending library

Speakers Bureau

A Look at Willow House Volunteer Facilitators

Peer Support Group Volunteer Coordinators

The primary service provided by Willow House is the Peer Support Group Program for children, teens and families who are grieving the death of a loved one. Volunteer Facilitators work in teams with one of the children or teen groups. These groups meet once a month and are organized by age, serving children and teens from 4 to 18 years old.
All Willow House, volunteer facilitators are required to complete our 20 hour training program. This comprehensive training:
  • Provides an experiential and instructive guiding framework for understanding grief & loss
  • Reviews educational information and research regarding children and grief
  • Provides instruction on how to be an effective peer support group facilitator
The training program is generally offered one-two times a year. More information about the next training will be provided to candidates who submit a volunteer application and indicate that they are interested in becoming a Volunteer Facilitator. Facilitators are also expected to attend additional in-services as presented. Volunteers who want to serve in this capacity are asked to make a commitment to volunteer one evening (4 hours) per month with their assigned groups for a minimum of one year. ​

Corporate and Group Volunteer Opportunities

Willow House is able to offer Corporate and Group Volunteer opportunities to advance your corporate or group philanthropic goals while supporting grieving children and teens in your local community and strengthening your team. There are a variety of opportunities to give your time, talent and compassion with Willow House and all can be customized to suit your group’s needs and availability. Please email info@willowhouse.org for more information.
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