Many of us are alumni of bereavement support groups, through Acclaim Health or other groups, and have benefitted from the warmth and support of caring individuals who work to ease the burden and sadness of loss.
Now Acclaim Health is offering an opportunity for individuals in the community, and especially those who have been touched by loss, to “give back” by becoming a volunteer in its Bereavement Peer Support Program.
Training over 8 weeks is provided and a commitment of at least 1-2 hours a week is required for a year, but the benefits of the program can last a lifetime. Key skills learned are compassionate listening, learning to withhold judgment, and helping others move forward in a positive way.
Here’s more information – be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible to join the April training.