Volunteer

We are truly grateful for the creativity, talent, energy and dedication of our volunteers. It is our hope that each volunteer benefits in their own way from their experience.

Ways to Volunteer

Here are some of the ways volunteers typically contribute:

  • Grief Support Group Volunteer See below
  • Ongoing Help – Program preparation, office help, technology, cleaning and organizing, building maintenance, sewing, crafting, building, etc.
  • Fund Raising – Annual events and ongoing fundraising efforts
  • Custom and Seasonal Projects – For an individual or group (learn more about Service Projects)
  • Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Program Committee – Strategic Planning & Direction

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at The Sharing Place, complete our Volunteer Application or contact us at 801.466.6730 or email us.

Volunteer Application

Grief Group Volunteers

Grief support group volunteers work with the children, teen and adult support groups that meet at The Sharing Place. All grief support group volunteers complete an extensive, professional training session and a background check prior to volunteering.

Each of the 24 grief support groups is led by a Grief Support Group Coordinator, with several volunteers assisting. Currently there are over 100 support group volunteers — men and women ranging in age from 21 to 78, who have varied backgrounds, interests and careers. Many of our volunteers know from experience what grief feels like, some simply want to gain a better understanding of grief, while others just want to help children in some significant way. Individually and together, the volunteers are what make The Sharing Place the wonderful place it is!

Volunteer Training

  • Training is offered twice a year, typically in January and August.
  • Advanced registration for training is required. A $50 non-refundable fee is required with your registration.
  • Our professional, highly-respected staff present during this excellent training/workshop.
  • Following the required training and review, each volunteer is placed in a group according to their availability and our needs.
  • We ask for a minimum 10-month volunteer commitment (3 hours, twice per month) to provide continuity within the grief support groups.
  • For the safety and security of those we serve, and as required by law, volunteers must successfully complete a background check before assisting with a grief support group.

If you are interested in becoming a Grief Support Group Volunteer, please contact us at 801-466-6730 or email us for more information or complete our Volunteer Application.