Volunteers meet growing demand for programs for grieving kids and families Intensive training program prepares volunteers to help in grieving process
Morristown, New Jersey – In response to growing demand for programs to support grieving children and families, New Jersey-based Good Grief is ramping up training of volunteer facilitators for its peer support programs in the Fall.
The newest class of volunteers graduated earlier this month after completing a 4-day program at Good Grief’s Morristown Family Support Center. The 36-hour grief and loss training program helps volunteers develop skills and build confidence to serve as facilitators for Good Grief’s peer support programs which serve more than 850 NJ children and families each month.
“Our volunteers are the foundation of our work to help children and families navigate their grief and develop a sense of hopefulness for the future,” said Good Grief CEO Joe Primo. “Becoming a volunteer for Good Grief is a meaningful and life changing experience for our more than 300 volunteers who come from all walks of life and represent a diverse group of backgrounds, ages and cultures.”
Good Grief is a respected national leader in delivering grief and resilience building programs and services to children, families, and schools. It is the leading provider of these services in New Jersey serving more than 160 communities across the state. A registered 501(c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, Good Grief’s mission is to build resilience in children, strengthen families, and empower communities to grow from loss and adversity. For more information, please visit our web site www.good-grief.org