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Volunteering at The Center for Grieving Children

Volunteers are at the heart of the work of The Center for Grieving Children. The Center's services are provided at no charge to families at a difficult and lonely time. This is only possible because of the generous support of our community.

Our volunteers:

  • Facilitate peer-support groups
  • Help in the office
  • Support special events
  • Fundraise
  • Offer their time, skills and connections in a variety of other ways

Most importantly, they make a positive difference in the life of children, adults and families.

New volunteers are always welcome at the Center. You can learn more about becoming a Peer Support Volunteer Facilitator or Events/Office Opportunities online. All volunteers need to attend a Volunteer Orientation.

In this 1-hour orientation session, you will learn about the Center's history and model of peer support, the Centers different programs, our facilitator training, other ways to volunteer, and tour our facility. You will have the chance to ask questions, to help you determine how you would like to volunteer at the Center.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

Portland – 555 Forest Avenue

Friday, February 1512 - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, March 125:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 1812 - 1 p.m.

Sanford - 893 Main Street

Tuesday, January 8 5-6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30 4-5 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27

 4-5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30

 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 29

 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Jun 26

 4-5 p.m.


Step 1:

Register for one of our 1-hour Volunteer Orientation by emailing Beth at  or calling her at 207.775.5216, ext 115.

Step 2:

Please bring with you a completed application.

Volunteer facilitators for our Friday Intercultural Program! These facilitators work with teens from Portland Public Schools.