Group Facilitator

Purpose

Provide a safe, caring environment for children, preteens, teens, young adults and adults grieving the loss of a significant relationship through death.

Responsibilities

  • Agree to one-year commitment.
  • Honor statement of confidentiality.
  • Honor facilitator guidelines.
  • Cooperate with staff, monitor, and fellow facilitators in implementing the format for a particular group.
  • Full participation in pre-and post-sessions (5:30 arrival and 9:30 departure).
  • Provide a dish for the potluck dinner.
  • Assist in clean up of room after group.
  • Provide feedback on appropriate activities for next session.
  • Provide advance notice to the volunteer coordinator when unable to attend.

Qualifications

  • Be 18 years old and care about children.
  • Be able to sit on a cushion on the floor.
  • Work as a team member.
  • Agree to criminal background check prior to assuming duties.

Supervision

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • The WARM Place Staff
  • Monitor

Time Commitment

The following are the time commitments for the various groups:

  • Pre-K: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM on Wednesdays for ten weeks in the fall and spring.
  • Evening group for school-age children: 5:30 – 9:30 PM every other week on a designated night (Monday-Thursday).
  • Young Adult group: 7:00 – 8:30 PM on Tuesday for eight weeks in the fall and winter and summer.

Training

Initial training of approximately 22 hours is required with ongoing education in pre- and post-sessions.