Become a Group Facilitator
Help children and families as they navigate their grief journey.
A group facilitator leads our support groups and helps families through their grief journeys. They are caring, compassionate, dedicated, and loving individuals who make a difference.
- Commit to volunteering for one year or one school year (August-May), which includes 2 groups per month
- Encourage and facilitate conversations
- Honor statement of confidentiality and facilitator guidelines
- Lead crafts and other grief activities that address different parts of grief, like expressing emotions and identity changes
- Work together with staff and fellow facilitators
- Full participation in pre-and post-sessions
- Report concerns to Group Supervisor immediately
- Create a safe place for participants to talk about and remember their loved ones
- At least 18 years or older
- Have a High School Diploma or GED
- Complete online registration form to be reviewed by our program staff
- Pass a criminal background check
- Complete our 10-hour Facilitator Training
You will report to the Group Supervisor for questions, and supervision. After you complete the Facilitator Training, you will be will be assigned a support group to facilitate based on your strengths/interests and our group needs. You will begin by observing groups with an experienced group facilitator before facilitating a group on your own. Don’t worry…experienced facilitators and a member of our program staff will always be there if you need anything!
At a minimum, Facilitators donate 3.5 hours to their assigned group twice a month for a total of 7 hours total.
Facilitators are on site from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Groups are located in Plano and Frisco. Exact locations are not publicized for the privacy of our families but will be provided during training. We also offer a virtual support group.
Facilitators are encouraged to attend the various program and fundraising events we have throughout the year.
We have found that having a regular facilitator who is committed to their group fosters a greater sense of trust and belonging.
Our training is led by Program Staff and Facilitators who are skilled in teaching grief management. This is to ensure our Group Facilitators are well-equipped to lead peer support groups confidently.
The purpose of the training is to teach caring individuals the skills of working with children, adolescents, and adults who are grieving in age-appropriate groups.
Facilitator trainees will benefit from examining their own ways of dealing with loss and learning the skill of empathic listening.