Volunteer at Lighthouse

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Lighthouse. They generously give of their time and skills to make an important difference in the lives of children and youth coping with a death of a family member or close friend, and to provide support for their caregivers. Our volunteers tell us they receive as much as they give from volunteering.

Our Lighthouse volunteers generously commit their time in a variety of roles. Read about some of the volunteer opportunities with Lighthouse, below.

Group Facilitator

Group Facilitators are part of a team of staff and volunteers who lead discussions and facilitate play and other activities that help children and youth connect with others, explore their feelings and experiences with grief. Facilitators receive comprehensive training and ongoing support from our professional staff and volunteer approximately 3 hours in the evening, once every two weeks.

Steps to becoming a Group Facilitator: 

  • Attend a facilitator information session
  • Complete an application form, provide a current police clearance including vulnerable sector screening, and provide 3 references
  • Meet our Services staff for an interview
  • Attend Facilitator Training (21 hrs)

Event Volunteer

We rely on our event volunteers to prepare, organize, and assist at our fundraising events. This can include:

  • Delivering flyers
  • Setting up and tearing down events
  • Interacting with the community
  • Assisting participants
  • Manning a stand
  • Selling tickets

There is an opportunity for everyone!


Other Volunteer Roles

There are many other opportunities for volunteers to offer their talents: 

  • Serve on committees; Our DEI Committee and our Program and Services Committee are accepting applications now.
  • Join our Board of Directors
  • Maintain the Lighthouse building
  • Help to maintain the Lighthouse gardens
  • Prepare crafts and activities ahead of community and fundraising events

Volunteer Information Sessions

We regularly hold new Volunteer Information sessions. 

Contact us to confirm upcoming dates at 905-337-2333 or email jdockeray@lighthousegriefsupport.org  

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