Griefworks – Volunteer

Meal Volunteers

GriefWorks grief support group meal served by volunteersEach week at GriefWorks, we serve our participants and volunteers dinner. This not only gives us time to build relationships outside of the groups, but also takes a burden off of many single parent families who are doing their best to get by one day at a time.

“The food you served was such a big blessing. [It] was really the final detail that pushed me to feel like ‘l can do this’ and attend each time with as tired as I was.” – A GriefWorks Mother

GriefWorks is a free program available to any families in DFW who are struggling with grief. To keep the program free, we have several generous volunteer groups who provide and serve the meals each week.

What do I need to provide?

  • Kid-friendly food for 30 people. The food can be home made, store bought or catered.
  • 3-4 people who can help serve the food on the night you sign up.

When and where do you need me?

We ask our meal volunteers to arrive by 6 PM at our ChristianWorks Dallas office at 5440 Harvest Hill Road, Suite 140, Dallas, TX 75230. You will serve dinner to the families from 6:30 – 7:00 PM. Cleanup is usually complete by 7:15 PM.

Who should volunteer?

  • Church classes
  • Work departments
  • Any small group of people who loves helping others

How do I sign up?

Contact our GriefWorks Director, Larry Barber to find out what nights are available and sign up your group to serve.

Larry Barber
972-960-9981 ext. 108
lbarber@christian-works.org

Facilitators

teensOur GriefWorks support groups for children and their parents are led by volunteer facilitators. Our volunteers come from all walks of life – counselors, nurses, teachers, church members. You don’t have to have any professional licenses or training to apply to be a volunteer. All new volunteer facilitators are fully trained by our staff, will shadow facilitators and be partnered with experienced facilitators when assigned to a group.

“Before my wife died I was able to talk to her. I asked her that when she died and went to heaven to please send me and my son an angel to look over us and make us stronger. I think all of you at GriefWorks are that angel sent to help us during this difficult time.” – A GriefWorks Father

When is the next new facilitator training?

Saturday, March 4,  2017, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

What are the facilitator requirements?

  • A heart for grieving children, teens and their families
  • Willingness to commit to serving two Tuesday nights per month for a minimum of six months
  • Ability to attend new facilitator training
  • Ability and desire to learn group facilitation skills
  • Insight into your own loss history – the most recent death loss should be over a year ago
  • Passing a criminal background check
  • Personal and professional references
  • Willingness to become certified in CPR/First Aid
  • Fluent in Spanish is a plus

When and where do you need me?

GriefWorks is held at the ChristianWorks Dallas office – 5400 Harvest Hill Road, Suite 140, Dallas, TX 75230. The groups meet on Tuesday nights. Volunteer facilitators should plan to be there from 6 – 8:30 PM. This includes dinner which is provided free to all volunteers and group participants. Volunteer facilitators should be able to commit to attending 2 weeks per month for 6-12 months.

How do I sign up?

Contact our GriefWorks Director, Larry Barber to request a volunteer facilitator application.

Larry Barber
972-960-9981 ext. 108
lbarber@christian-works.org

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