Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers may choose to support The Caring House in a variety of ways.  Regardless of how you choose to support us as a volunteer, we do screen applicants to ensure this will be a satisfying opportunity for you while meeting the needs of The Caring House. Strong communication skills, comfort discussing grief and death, and a passion for children are some of the essential characteristics in an effective volunteer.
Volunteer Facilitators 
Assist The Caring House staff with the peer-to-peer support groups and play rooms.  Volunteers must complete training to ensure they have the skills and comfort level necessary to be effective. Training will provide you greater understanding of grief and loss, death and dying, hospice services, and how children experience all this in their own unique ways.
This is a great opportunity for individuals or groups. Nothing feels like home more than a warm face to welcome kids as they arrive. Greeters can be available for 30 minutes prior to groups to help setup and welcome the children.  You or your group may choose to bring snacks for the kids as well.  Minimal training required. 
Office Support
Office support volunteers may assist staff with scheduling, filing, stocking, and cleaning the facility to stay prepared for each group. Training and support is offered.
Fundraising and Special Events
If you have a knack for networking and want to help us tell every Madison County family about The Caring House, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you. Minimal training required.
Camp 'Good Grief' Volunteer - One Day Event each Year
Each year The Caring House hosts a one-day camp, free to any child, 7-12 years old. Typically this event requires the support of 20-30 volunteers. It is held in the month of June. This is a great way for new volunteers or those considering a longer volunteer commitment to learn about The Caring House model.
How to Become A Volunteer:
Confidentiality and safety are our number one priorities.  Volunteers will be asked to sign a confidentiality statement. Volunteer Facilitators, Greeters, and Office Support may be asked to complete a background check and medical evaluation (drug screening, TB test, and immunizations). A Policies & Procedures Handbook will be provided.
Volunteer Application: 
If you're ready to apply now: Click Here to be routed to Hospice Family Care's Volunteer Application.  Under Area of Interest, select "The Caring House."
If you'd like more information before applying, please contact:

Gina Stephens
Volunteer Coordinator
Hospice Family Care
(256) 650-1212
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