2022 New Volunteer Training

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W e are excited to announce that we will be conducting a new volunteer training in 2022 for those interested in becoming a Kara volunteer. Volunteers are needed to provide compassionate grief support to children, teens, and adults grieving the death of a significant relationship. Due to the diverse populations we serve and various forms of loss we support (from death by suicide and cancer, to the death of a sibling and spouse), we are looking for individuals who can accompany another through their unique grief journey, either in person or via tele-support. For those interested in becoming a volunteer we ask that you attend an Informational Meeting.

Informational Sessions (One Required)

Three sessions are being offered. These meetings will provide details about Kara programs, the training, and volunteer commitments. Please note that applying to become a volunteer requires attendance to an informational session to ensure a clear understanding of the volunteer commitment and expectations.To register for an Informational Session, click on one of the following links:

Our training is designed in an intentional way that honors both the sensitive and powerful nature of grief and the participants taking part. Due to this our volunteer training has size limitations, to ensure that participants receive adequate support throughout the training process. Due to these size limitations and the reverence for grief, we follow an application process. Unfortunately we receive more applications than we have spots available in the training, therefore please note that applying to volunteer does not guarantee entry into training.

Below is a summary of our application process to allow for clarity and transparency for interested applicants. If you have questions or need support please contact us at training@kara-grief.org

The Volunteer Application Process
  • We expect a minimum of a one-year commitment following the training, to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of our clients. Prior to applying, please reflect on your availability and the sincere commitment to the bereaved that we are asking for.
  • Attend ONE informational meeting- to further understand the work that we do and the programs we offer.
  • Complete the volunteer application (it is a two-step process, be sure to complete each portion, if you are having technical difficulties or need assistance please connect with us). Applications are due on February 6, 2022.
  • If an application is completed - you will receive a phone call of acknowledgement and application status update.
  • Volunteer interviews will take place in the month of February, they will be either in person or virtual. Following this final step (concluding at the close of February), training roster and participation will be finalized.

Please note that training dates are subject to change based on county health and safety guidelines regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. In addition, participation in training will require adhering to strict guidelines and protocols regarding COVID-19 to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

Training Dates

The scheduled training dates for Adult Services and Youth & Family Services are provided below, including the method in which training will take place (either in person or virtual). Please note those wishing to volunteer for Camp Kara have additional dates in June.

Date Time Programs Method
Friday, March 11, 2022 9:00am-5:00pm Adult Services and Youth & Family Services In Person
Saturday, March 12, 2022 9:00am-5:00pm Youth & Family Services In Person
Saturday, March 12, 2022 9:00am-12pm Adult Services Online via Zoom
Thursday, March 17, 2022 6:00pm-9:00pm Adult Services Online via Zoom
Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:00am-5:00pm Adult Services and Youth & Family Services In Person
Thursday, June 23, 2022* 6:00pm-9:00pm Youth & Family Services In Person
Saturday, June 25,2022* 8:00am-1:00pm Youth & Family Services In Person
* Indicates required dates for volunteers participating in Camp Kara. Camp Kara will be in person and scheduled for July 8-10, 2022.

Click on the icon link below to start your application!

Applications accepted through February 6, 2022 – early applications encouraged.

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