Volunteer

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SandCastles needs YOU…to volunteer!

Have a caring heart for children? Looking for a way to give back to your community? There are many important ways to support grieving children and families with SandCastles. We recognize the individual gifts and talents of our volunteers bring strength to our program. Please share your ideas and skills with us! Call us for more information at 313-874-6881.

Fill out a volunteer application here

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Group Facilitator

Opportunities include facilitating children/teen groups during our twice monthly program nights (5:30-9:30). Facilitators plan and lead age appropriate activities, games, art and conversations. Facilitators are asked to make a one-year commitment, and consistent attendance is important to ensure the development of the group as a cohesive unit. Facilitators are required to attend four days (18 hours) of training provided by SandCastles and receive continued on-site guidance and mentorship.

Program Aide

Our program aides greet families on program night, help set up, serve and clean up dinner.  This is a key contribution to program, our shared dinner time is important to help create a safe environment where families and children feel welcome and supported.  This position requires an orientation and 5:30-7:30 attendance on twice monthly program nights.

Office Assistance

This is an opportunity to work closely with our Office Coordinator and help in many different areas. These may include copying, filing, assembling packets, mailings, assisting with special events, making phone calls or data entry.

Fundraising Committee

Sandcastles provides community education and support programs to grieving families at no cost to the participants. Whether you have an innovative idea for fundraising, or wish to work with a team to establish events that will help us continue the SandCastles mission and vision, we need you. Tasks include organizing events, marketing, and community relations.

Please visit our Events and Fundraisers page for information on upcoming fundraising opportunities.

Camp Volunteer

Volunteering at our Camp Erin – Detroit is one way to contribute your time and support for children if you are unable to make the one-year commitment to monthly programs. Camp is held one weekend a year in August. Volunteer opportunities include weekend children’s group facilitators, helpers that assist with the behind the scenes flow of camp activities and one-day support helpers. Training is provided.

Learn more about Camp Erin – Detroit here!

Community Engagement

SandCastles is in need of volunteers to help with speaking engagements and spreading community education and awareness. Community organizations and events frequently request speakers to present information about our program. Help us spread the word, educate, and advocate for children’s grief awareness and support!

Please visit our Community Education page for more information on how SandCastles strives to promote children’s grief awareness in the community.