The Facilitator Training is for those interested in volunteering to lead grief support groups for children, teens, young adults and adults at the Mourning Hope Grief Center.
Mourning Hope's groups meet primarily in the evenings. Experience is not required. Facilitators must attend one of our two-day training sessions, and are then matched with an experienced group facilitator who serves as a mentor throughout their first series. If both you and Mourning Hope believe facilitating is a good fit, you will be asked to commit to facilitating at least one Family Grief Support Group series within a year of attending training. This commitment helps create continuity and a sense of comfort for group participants. Consistency is an essential piece for those on their grief journey.
- The 10-week grief support group requires three (3) hours once a week for 11 consecutive weeks (including one pre-group planning session).
- The 6-week grief support group requires three (3) hours once a week for 7 consecutive weeks (including one pre-group planning session).
- One-day grief support events typically average a four-to-six hour commitment.
Mourning Hope strives to provide a safe environment for youth, caregivers, volunteers, contractors, staff and board members. Their security and safety is fundamental to the mission and purpose of Mourning Hope. Volunteers are required to complete a Background Check Disclosure Authorization and Release Form prior to any interaction with Mourning Hope participants. Volunteer facilitators must be at least 18 years old, and cannot be currently enrolled in high school.