aerial photo of all of the people that came to the Suicide Awareness Walk

What is a volunteer facilitator?

As a volunteer facilitator, you’ll assist our mental health clinician with running peer grief support groups, which Sharing Kindness provides free of charge to various groups on the Cape & Islands. These evidence-based programs are designed to help people who are grieving, based on the Dougy Center model.

Why do I need to be trained?

It is important that all volunteer facilitators are trained to follow the Dougy Center model, so that they can seamlessly assist our clinician with a clear understanding of our peer support methods. While communicating with people who have experienced loss, all of our team members should speak the same “grief language” and demonstrate familiarity with the Dougy Center philosophy and principles.

What are the benefits of becoming a volunteer facilitator?

This volunteer position offers a rare opportunity: to make a difference in the lives of people who are grieving. Together with our mental health clinician, you can play a role in helping participants share their experiences and form connections with other grievers. You may even offer them a bit of hope during a dark time in their lives. And whatever your impact on them, they will surely have an impact on you.

Interested? Fill out a contact form on our volunteer page. We’ll reach out as soon as possible to learn more about you and keep you informed of upcoming training dates!