Fernside needs volunteers to support the program in a variety of ways:
Individuals pick up and serve pizza and beverages. Most importantly, they provide a warm welcome to all those attending our grief support groups.
Individuals assist with events such as the annual Hospice of Cincinnati & Fernside Summertime Classic golf event that benefits programming at Fernside.
Expressive Art Material Preparation:
Individuals provide help with preparation of materials for use in our support groups.
Support Group Facilitator:
Individuals co-lead a support group in our evening program. They are responsible for helping to create a caring environment in which group members share their stories, feelings and memories and discuss how to cope with challenges in their lives. Volunteer facilitators are required to attend a 20-hour training program where they learn about grieving children and adults, group process and have the opportunity to hear first-hand from experienced volunteers and families who have participated in our program. The training is offered two times each year.