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 313-771-7005.
Get involved in one of these roles:
- Group Facilitator
- Program Aide
- SandCastles Camp Volunteer
- Administrative/Event Volunteer
All volunteers must attend an Orientation session prior to being assigned a role. All volunteers interested in becoming a facilitator at program or camp must complete our Volunteer Training. See below:
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.
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.
Volunteering at our SandCastles Camp 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.
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. This also includes helping us to get ready for our special events throughout the year: Cruise In for a Cause, Build the Castle month, and many more!
Still not sure which role is right for you? Click here to take our quiz!