Out of utmost concern for our community’s health related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), many of our events and groups have gone virtual. As the crisis passes and restrictions ease, we will return to in-person as much as possible.
We are a community of hope and we would love for you to join us!
Being invited to be part of another person’s grief journey is a privilege. As such, LOSS has requirements in place such as an application, interview, and a background check. If a prospective volunteer has been impacted by a suicide loss, they should be at least two years out from that loss – although exceptions can be considered.
LOSS has specific training in place based on role. We offer ongoing support for all of our volunteers, and we emphasize the importance of self-compassion and self-care.
The LOSS community of hope provides support in a variety of ways including:
- On Call support
- Assembling resource folders
- Follow up calls
- Writing cards
- Visiting local community partners
- Tracking data
- Writing articles for newsletters and blogging
- Support group facilitation
- And more!
A new volunteer shares: “Your joy gives me hope. I don’t think you know how much you affected my life with your honesty and strength. Since I have met you and the rest of the volunteers, I don’t feel alone in my struggle. I look forward to fostering my friendship with you and LOSS Community Services!“
To learn more, visit the EVENTS page to register for the next Volunteer Info Session.