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GriefShare: Grief Recovery Support Ministry Volunteers

  • Have you experienced the deep grief of losing a loved one to death?
  • Have you learned valuable lessons and experienced healing from the hurt?
  • Would you like to help others do the same?

Then please call or e-mail to learn more about the different volunteer opportunities with our GriefShare ministry.

Time Commitment

  • Approximately 4 to 5 hours per week
  • Tuesday afternoons: 11:30a to 3:30p (this includes set up time & weekly volunteer meeting prior to participant meeting)
  • Location: parish hall
  • Winter/Spring Cycle: (13 weeks) - February 6 - May 8, 2018 - download schedule HERE
  • Your commitment would be one complete cycle of 13.  For example, if you live in Surprise year-round, we would ask you to commit to the Fall/Winter cycle; Snowbirds, the Winter/Spring cycle. 
  • The reason the Fall/Winter cycle is 14 weeks, rather than 13: we offer a special holiday session, which includes some practical ideas for surviving the deep sorrow and pain people may be experiencing during the holiday season.

Volunteer Support Opportunities

  • Publicity coordinator: Organizes and implements publicity for the GriefShare ministry
  • Registration coordinator: Oversees the registration process and takes care of participants when they first arrive; collect Registration Forms and fees; disperses name tags and participant workbooks
  • Greeters: Positioned to welcome and direct people to the meeting area
  • Room setup coordinator: Coordinates team to make sure chairs, tables, and equipment is properly placed and working; music is playing softly for participants' arrival; and room is cleaned up and ready for next function
  • Prayer coordinator: Coordinates a prayer team and distributes prayer requests
  • Care team coordinator: Coordinates a care team for ongoing ministry and follow-up on group participants with cards, emails, and phone calls


  • There will be several opportunities 
  • Training is approximately 3 hours
  • Small group facilitators will also be provided a Leader Guide and Participant Workbook




Program Director:  Dee Gray
Phone: (623) 544-1628

The GriefShare experience

Watch this video to learn what it’s like to join a GriefShare group.


Learn more about GriefShare HERE


Winter/Spring 2018 Schedule - download HERE

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