Volunteers are essential to the mission of The Austin Center for Grief & Loss, which is to assist adults and children as they move from loss to life. If you feel called to help others on their journey of hope, healing and transformation, we have a variety of rewarding opportunities to match your unique skills and talents.
SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATORS
Peer support groups are ongoing and meet twice a month. Each group is facilitated by two trained volunteers and supervised by a licensed clinician. There is a pre-group meeting and post-group debriefing with the licensed clinician. Groups run for 75 minutes. We ask our facilitators to make a one-year commitment to their group.
Before becoming a group facilitator, volunteers participate in clinician–led facilitator training, which is typically offered twice a year based on need and interest. This training prepares our volunteers to support and accompany others on their grief journey. No experience is necessary, nor do you need a professional background in counseling or therapy. We encourage all community members over the age of 18 to apply.
We are always grateful for your time and presence in the office to help greet clients, answer phones, or help with light administrative or clerical tasks. We also have creative opportunities with social media and marketing. The typical time commitment is 2-4 hours per week, at your convenience, during business hours.
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We have numerous other ways you can support hope, healing and transformation. This includes childcare during our evening support groups, event coordination, fundraising, special projects, and community crafting, to name a few. We have a current need for volunteers to help set up our support group nights by arranging chairs, putting out snacks, and to greet support group members. There are also opportunities for our board committees, including a current need for a Marketing Committee member.
If any of these opportunities appeal to you, please complete a volunteer application. We will then follow up and schedule a brief interview with you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Ariana Valadez at firstname.lastname@example.org.