Volunteer at Ele's Place Ann Arbor

Volunteer Opportunities

Ele's Place Ann Arbor is a community-driven effort that's made possible by our dedicated volunteers. The primary services provided by Ele’s Place are our peer support group program for children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of a family member or close friend. These groups take place on weekday evenings. 

Please click on one of the volunteer opportunity areas listed below to learn more about ALL of the possible volunteer opportunities at Ele's Place Ann Arbor:

PROGRAM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


Support Group Facilitator: Volunteer facilitators work in teams of 3-4 to support and facilitate our children’s/teen's peer bereavement support groups. Each support group consists of approximately 10-12 children/teens, ages 3-18.

Requirements for becoming a Support Group Facilitator:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • Must be able to commit to volunteering one weekday evening per week (approximately 5:30 - 8:30 pm)
  • Must be able to commit to this volunteer position for a minimum of one year
  • Must complete all aspects of our facilitator training program

Program Helper: These volunteers assist Ele’s Place staff and the Support Group Facilitators by greeting families as they arrive at Ele’s Place, monitoring children’s/teen's Activity Rooms, and helping with various set-up and clean-up duties.

Requirements for becoming a Program Helper:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age (some exceptions are considered)
  • Must be able to commit to volunteering one weekday evening (two hours) per week, for a minimum of six months, preferably the entire school year (if possible)
  • Must complete a three-hour training session

We currently have a particular need for people of diverse backgrounds, males and bilingual individuals. We welcome all interested, kind and compassionate adults to submit a volunteer application. 

Click here to submit your volunteer application!

For specific questions about Program Volunteer Opportunities at Ele's Place Ann Arbor, please contact: 

Samantha Gumul, LLMSW
Program Volunteer Coordinator
sgumul@elesplace.org
5665 Hines Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734.929.6640 Ext. 2219

FUNDRAISING EVENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


Fundraising Event Volunteers: Help with a variety of duties at special events hosted by Ele’s Place Ann Arbor. Examples may include: Guest check-in, set-up and clean-up duties, decorating, serving refreshments, etc.

Click here to submit your volunteer application!

For specific questions about Fundraising Event Volunteer Opportunities at Ele's Place Ann Arbor, please contact: 

Stacey Bodner
Events Coordinator
sbodner1@elesplace.org
5665 Hines Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734.929.6640 Ext. 2211

OFFICE/BUILDING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


Office Volunteers: Help with a variety of duties in the Ele's Place Ann Arbor office. Examples may include: Receptionist, data entry, filing, etc. Hours and duties vary for the Ele's Place Ann Arbor branch. Training provided.

Building Volunteers: Help with a variety of indoor and/or outdoor duties at the Ele's Place Ann Arbor building. Examples may include: Gardening, weeding, window washing, cleaning, etc. Hours and duties vary for the Ele's Place Ann Arbor branch.

Click here to submit your volunteer application!

For specific questions about Office/Building Volunteer Opportunities at Ele's Place Ann Arbor, please contact: 

Luna Koepping
Facilities and Office Manager
lkoepping@elesplace.org
5665 Hines Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734.929.6640 Ext. 2000