We are looking for volunteers who wish to be involved directly with families in a meaningful way or who want to help support Uplift Center for Grieving Children through behind the scenes work. Our present volunteers can attest to how rewarding and personally fulfilling their involvement has been.
Learn more about our volunteer positions.
Work directly with our peer support group programs for children in grades K through 12th. These groups may be in-person or virtual.
Groups run for about one hour a week for five weeks. Grief Support Groups are facilitated by an Uplift Master’s level clinician, a trained volunteer, and/or a social work intern supervised by an Uplift clinician. We work as part of a team.
We currently hold five cycles of groups from September through June, usually in the late afternoon or evenings. The time commitment is two to two and a half hours a week when groups are running, and we ask you to commit to a year of groups.
If you care deeply about children/teens and love to listen to them; if you are capable of tolerating sadness; if you are able to appreciate the joy and hidden gifts within children; if you are willing to share your own humanity; and, if you are willing to make a commitment of time and energy, we have a place for you. If you are interested in being part of this rewarding work, we’d like to hear from you.
Volunteers are required to take our training course and are asked to commit to one year of service.
Seasoned adults (preferably with a professional background in counseling, though not required) are needed to help lead peer support groups for the following (note these are subject to change):
- Caregivers of grieving children: Adult peer support groups provide support for adult grief as well as psycho-education and support for parenting a grieving child.
- Young Adults (ages 18-25): These groups are occasionally offered to those who are no longer in high school through age 25 and are grieving a death while navigating adulthood.
Similar to the Children’s Grief Support Groups, Caregiver Groups may be facilitated by a combination of Uplift clinician, trained volunteer, and/or social work intern. These groups meet for an hour each week for five weeks each cycle. The time commitment is two to two and a half hours a week when groups are running, and we ask you to commit to a year of groups. There are currently five cycles of groups that run from September through June. Groups are in-person or virtual.
Interested in learning more about the business practices and administration of non-profits? Make your mark and join us as an office volunteer behind the scenes at Uplift. This would be ideally suited for a student or professional who would like to gain the experience and knowledge of the behind the scenes and administrative side of a non-profit.
Are you a planner, an organizer, or a doer who likes to make things happen? We’re always looking for volunteers to help with special events, fundraising, and to serve as ambassadors to the community.