Posts by Natalie Chapa

Volunteer Spotlight – Laura Duty

Our grief support program is primarily facilitated by volunteers who dedicate their time, energy, and hearts to the children who attend The WARM Place. Volunteer facilitators make a one-year minimum commitment to serving our groups twice a month; however, most of our volunteers stay with us for more than one year. Laura Duty is one…

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Let’s “Taco” ’bout our Awesome Volunteers!

This past Saturday, April 7th, we hosted a Volunteer Appreciation FIESTA at The WARM Place in honor of our amazing volunteers!  April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and our fiesta was the perfect way to kick off the festivities. Chuy’s W. 7th graciously donated a delicious fajita lunch for our volunteers and their guests.  Volunteers that reached…

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A WARM Welcome to New Facilitators!

You may have heard us say before that our volunteers are the heart of our program, and it would not be possible without them.  We have over 200 volunteers who make our peer support groups happen, and twice a year we welcome a new group of volunteer facilitators into that fold.  Volunteer facilitators dedicate two…

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Making a Life by What We Give

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” We certainly find this to be true here at The WARM Place. Did you know that it takes more than 20 volunteers on each of our group nights to make our program possible? That…

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Volunteer Facilitator – FAQ

  It’s that time of year again! That’s right, our volunteer facilitator training is coming up in September – so it is time to start recruiting the most dedicated, fabulous, rock star volunteers that ever were!  We are looking for individuals who truly want to make a difference in the life of a grieving child.…

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Volunteers Make The Magic Happen!

It’s April, and that means it is officially Volunteer Appreciation month! These days, just about everything has a “day”, or “week”, or even a “month”-  but for us at The WARM Place we look forward to every April as an opportunity to recognize the reason that our program is possible…our VOLUNTEERS! This past Saturday we hosted…

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That’s A Wrap!

Our first Volunteer Facilitator Training of 2017 is officially complete! Facilitators are the volunteers who lead the activities and discussions that take place in our grief support groups. A total of 19 facilitators completed this spring training session and we just can’t wait to see how our new additions enhance our already-stellar volunteer groups! Our 22…

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Volunteering is a Gift

Volunteers are just ordinary people with extraordinary hearts. They offer the gift of their time to listen, to help, to inspire, to build, to grow, to learn. They expect no pay, yet the value of their work knows no limit. They know the unexpected joy of a simple hug. They plant tiny seeds of love…

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Facilitators FALLing into Action

September was a very busy month here at The WARM Place- and one of the things that kept us so very busy was our last Facilitator training of 2016. We had a whopping 25 trainees come through this session, and are excited this week as they all begin their journeys as grief companions for the…

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