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2019 Volunteer Training Opportunity

Our services are provided primarily by trained volunteers who have experience in healing from their own personal loss. With the aid of professional staff and ongoing training, Kara’s peer support volunteers provide crucial service to those grieving in our community.  Here’s your chance to join our incredible team of over 200 volunteers who bring care, compassion, connection and community to the bereaved every day.

Volunteers are required to:

  • Attend ONE informational meeting and ALL of the primary training dates;
  • Upon acceptance into the volunteer corps, commit to at least one year of service, and;
  • Attend regular In-Service Training sessions throughout the year

Informational Meetings (One Required)
Informational Meetings will be held on Thursday, January 17th, and Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the Kara offices located at 457 Kingsley Avenue, Palo Alto. This meeting will include an overview of Kara’s services, the role of our volunteers, and videos of clients describing their support experiences. Space is limited and will be granted on a first registered basis. All potential volunteer candidates are required to attend one (1) of these Informational Meetings.  Cllick on one of the links below to register:

Primary Training & Meeting Dates 2019

Friday March 8th    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday March 9th    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday March 16th    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday April 29th    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
In addition, for Camp Erin Volunteers:
Thursday July 11th  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (New Camp Volunteers)
Saturday July 13th    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (All Camp Volunteers)
(Camp Erin 2019 will be held August 2nd – 4th)

Volunteer Application
All potential volunteers must complete an online application by end of day February 3, 2019.
Click here to start your application.

Learn more about volunteering here.