Volunteer Opportunities at New Hope Center

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization.  Since being founded in 2000, New Hope Center has offered peer based support that allows individuals to invest their own experience of hope, healing, and new beginnings into the lives of others who are beginning their own grief journey. Certain volunteer roles have direct contact with those we serve and others provide vital support by assisting in the office, fundraising or helping with special events. 

Come join us as we share our love, talent, time and energy to provide compassionate care to grieving individuals at a time of great need.  This is the heart of our mission at New Hope.  As a New Hope volunteer, you will get an opportunity to meet wonderful people, help them through a difficult time, and then reap the reward of witnessing them move towards hope, healing and new beginnings. 

Adult Program Volunteers

Our workshop and seminar participants benefit greatly by hearing stories of hope and healing from those that have already experienced loss.   If you feel that you are at the point in your grief journey that you want to offer the same type of encouragement and wisdom you received through our workshops, you may want to serve as a facilitator, speaker, or peer mentor.  Facilitator opportunities are available for both workshops and ongoing support groups.  All our facilitators and speakers receive training and practical experience. These positions do require a certain amount of time and healing before serving. Other program opportunities include registration, greeting & hospitality, and administrative support.

Children & Family Program Volunteers

At Circles of Hope, we provide compassionate support for the grieving family by investing in children, supporting the parents, and strengthening the family unity. We provide age-appropriate activities and discussions as well as providing education and support for their parent(s). If you love working with kids and families, you can volunteer to direct fun activities, lead discussions, and give loving support to children and parents during this difficult time.

Outreach/Community Development

In order for our programs to be effective, we have to connect with community partners like churches, funeral homes, hospices, etc. Our program participants benefit greatly from the care and support of local community partners.  Outreach/Community Development volunteers meet with civic organizations, local companies and service clubs to inform them of our programs and the impact that we have on their community.   A training session will teach you about New Hope Center and how to become a successful spokesperson.

Office Support

Our office in Northville is a hub of activity and is often the first point of contact for those suffering the loss of a loved one.   Volunteers in our office help connect grievers to our workshops and support services.  Your talents can be utilized by taking/returning phone calls, providing administrative support, and helping with day-to-day tasks. General and specific opportunities are available.

Program Administrative Support

We use data to monitor our progress in serving the grief community and to maintain lists of participants, donors and sponsors.  We are looking for volunteers who enjoy creating and maintaining effective spreadsheets & databases. 

Fund Development

New Hope Center is only able to provide grief support services at no cost because of the generosity of others. Our funding comes from individual donors, business sponsorships, grants, and fundraising events. We need high-energy individuals who feel comfortable engaging the community in our mission through financial and in-kind contributions. Volunteers can also plan “fun”raisers, which are social events where participants collect a financial contribution to New Hope before participating.

Special Events

Special event volunteers have a great time helping plan fundraisers, social outings, or volunteer appreciation events. They also have a great time assisting at events by greeting and registering guests, selling raffle tickets, helping at auctions, as well as doing set-up and cleanup.  

Marketing/Social Media

New Hope has a unique mission and the community needs to know about our story.  We are looking for creative volunteers to help raise awareness of New Hope by developing marketing materials, promoting programs and events, communicating with media outlets, collecting stories of hope and healing, and increasing our presence on social media platforms.

Workshop/Seminar Coordination

It takes a lot of effort to host a successful workshop!  Our workshop partners need volunteers to help with registration, hospitality, communicating with workshop participants and preparing workshop program materials.  

Service Opportunities

Throughout the year, certain specific needs arise around the New Hope Center office, at one of our offsite programs, or even with past program participants. These may include painting,  physical labor, decorating, helping with a move, organizing, or other misc. tasks. We would love to give you an opportunity to show others love and kindness through acts of service. 

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