The Children’s Room wouldn’t exist without volunteers. We have more than 60 volunteer group facilitators whose time and energy make a lasting difference in the lives of grieving children, teens, and adults. Volunteer facilitators’ caring presence and willingness to be with the children and families in the midst of their grief is the cornerstone of the support we offer at The Children’s Room.
With the guidance and supervision of our professional staff, trained volunteer facilitators are valued and integral members of our bi-weekly family peer support groups, serving children, teens, and families. We offer two trainings each year for those interested in working with children and families as a group facilitator.
Our support groups take place in our house in Arlington. Families and volunteers are assigned to a specific group. Groups meet every other week on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evenings or Sunday afternoons. We ask that volunteers make a one-year commitment of 3.5 hours (5:30 to 9:00 pm or 2:00 to 5:30 pm) every other week. Groups do not meet during the summer.