These Leaders assist with facilitating a group of parents in discussions regarding their children’s grief. Parent Rap Leaders ensure discussion is child focused and redirects discussion as appropriate. Volunteers are generally needed during evening hours from 4-6 and 6-8 in the Woodbury and Bay Shore Locations.
These volunteers provide support for children ages 1 year old to 12 years old in our facility by interacting with children in a contained, safe space, providing respite while parents are in session. Volunteers provide a listening ear, play with the children, assist with homework, and provide a positive presence. Children’s volunteers are generally needed during evening hours from 4-6 and 6-8 in the Woodbury and Bay Shore Locations.
Meeters and Greeters
These children’s volunteers ensure the smooth transition of all participants by welcoming families, directing participants to assigned rooms, encouraging families to be respectful of the work environment, explaining various bereavement services, and providing other administrative tasks as requested. Volunteers are generally needed during evening hours from 4-6 and 6-8 in the Woodbury and Bay Shore Locations.
This volunteer position is for teens between the ages of 13-18. As a “Lollipop Leader” volunteers will be working directly with children, helping them with art projects during groups, or providing interaction with the children while their parents are in groups by playing, reading, or watching videos with them. “Lollipop Leaders” will also prepare arts and crafts for the Camp and provide additional support to our Children’s Bereavement staff. Volunteers will be invited to participate in our one day Children’s Camp. A love for children and a bright smile is required!
For all roles within the Children’s Bereavement Program, open communication with the Children’s Bereavement Staff is imperative. Prior to and after each session, volunteers will meet briefly with Children’s Bereavement Staff. This meeting time is included in the time frames listed above. Volunteer acceptance into the “Children’s Helping Hands” program will be at the discretion of the Volunteer and Children’s Bereavement Departments. In order to apply for the Parent Rap Leaders, volunteers must first complete the Patient Care Training Program. For applying as a Volunteer Buddy and Volunteer Greeters, volunteers must first complete Administrative, Complementary, Patient Care or Junior Volunteer Training.