Become a Pathfinders Volunteer

Volunteers are fundamental to the Pathfinders program, which offers support to grieving children and their families. Specially trained volunteers serve as facilitators, offering age appropriate opportunities for children and their family members both to express their grief and learn about the grieving process and develop new coping skills to handle their losses. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or learning about becoming a volunteer, please contact Linda Boyle, Coordinator, 973-8269.

Skills Gained

As a facilitator, you can expect to gain skill and knowledge in the following areas related to grief and loss:

  • Better understanding and appreciation for the special concerns of grieving children and their families;
  • Group dynamics
  • Individual/Group communication/Teaming and co-teaming;
  • Conflict Resolution/Anger management;
  • Parenting in grief;
  • Child developmental stages related to the grieving process.