New Hope for Kids Volunteers
The Central Florida community is our home, and it is a privilege to give of our time, energy and talents for those in need. Will you help?
For more information or to volunteer your time, please contact the volunteer coodinator at
- Work with children support groups at the Center for Grieving Children
- Facilitators encourage the expression of grief through grief-appropriate play and other activities such as arts, interactive play and painting
- Facilitators learn a helping model based on a peer support approach
- A 25 hour training program is required in order to work directly with the children
- Facilitators are asked to commit to this effort for a one-year period
- A Volunteer’s assigned group meets twice a month from 5pm - 8pm
- Training Course fee: $35.00
- Spanish-speaking grief facilitators are always needed
- Teams take a child’s wish from its inception and secure donations, assist with granting the wish and become a part of the “Wish” family’s lives through personal contact and monthly family activities.
- Do research by phone and/or internet. This entails searching for best prices or accommodations, site-seeing tours, celebrity contacts, etc.
- Accompany the Wish Program Director on home visits, wish celebrations and special events.
- Send birthday cards to the “Wish” kids.
- Arrange wish celebrations (i.e. location, refreshments, special effects, etc.)
- Help is needed Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm
- Typing, filing and mail-outs
- Volunteer record keeping and computer entry
- Receptionist at Center for Grieving Children
Grief Center Assistant:
- Help with art and craft projects, decorate for seasonal or special events, organize play rooms
- Assist with gardening, pruning, planting cleaning outside furniture
- Do simply plumbing/electrical repairs, painting or other general maintenance projects
Special Family Events:
- Host, secure donations, decorate and greet guests for family events
- Chair or be a part of the committee to plan monthly activities for New Hope for Kids families
- Help provide refreshments for many family events held at the Grief Center
- Assist in set up, registration, silent auctions and other facets of fundraising events
- Chair or be a part of the committee to plan fundraising events
- Staff booths at events and health fairs
- Become a part of the Speaker’s Bureau to represent New Hope for Kids at various speaking engagements