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Rick’s Place Trained Volunteers

Rick’s Place is deeply grateful for the incredible work of our volunteers. They are college interns and community members who serve as our group facilitators. Volunteers commit their time and energy to make a lasting difference in the lives of children, teens and adults who are grieving. Our volunteer facilitators give of themselves as they demonstrate presence and kindness in their support of youth and their families learning to live with loss.

With the guidance and supervision of our professional staff, trained volunteer facilitators are essential members of our Rick’s Place community. They are screened, trained and supervised to provide support, education, and facilitation to small groups of youth who are grieving.
Volunteer facilitators lead discussions, play games, read stories and create arts and crafts with all the grieving young people in our program. With the help of our caring adult facilitators, participants make new friends and share about their experience of loss.

Required Training Program

Our extensive volunteer training program is required of everyone who is considering becoming a volunteer facilitator. We offer one or two trainings yearly for those interested in working with youth and families. NOTE: Completion of training is not a guarantee that one will be accepted as a facilitator. Additional volunteers are needed to help with event planning and office support for the program. Call us today to see how you can get involved!

Volunteers are A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y essential to the work we do at Rick’s Place.