Ele's Place offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for men and women who want to make a positive difference in children’s lives. Whether they are serving as a support group facilitator with one of our bereavement groups, representing Ele’s Place as an outreach ambassador at community events, or helping with fundraising events or clerical support in the office, our volunteers all play a critical role in helping grieving children cope with the challenges they are facing.

If you would like to get involved with an organization where you can make a real difference in children’s lives, please consider volunteering with Ele’s Place.

Click on the links to the left to read about the volunteer roles available. Then click on Volunteer Applications to submit your application for the Ele's Place nearest you.

Please be aware that available opportunities may vary between branch locations and time of year. Each branch will communicate with local volunteer applicants as needs arise. Ele's Place will consider each applicant on a case-by-case basis, and reserve the right to select individuals based on the best fit for the organization. To work directly with the children, we ask that our volunteers make a minimum commitment of 9-12 months and undergo an extensive training and interview process.

CLICK HERE to submit your volunteer application!

"Working with the children at Ele’s Place is one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had. It’s an incredible feeling to know you have helped these kids have the opportunity to share their memories and feelings, and as a result, learn to live with their loss."

- Julie, volunteer support group facilitator

"Everyone at Ele’s Place is so nice and caring. It’s a pleasure to work with them on special projects or in the office. And I know what I do helps them in their work with grieving children and their families."

- Karen, office and projects volunteer

Want a printable volunteer application?  Click here.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Ann Arbor Location: Charlotte Cally at 734-929-6640 or ccally@elesplace.org

Flint Location: Tracy Payton-Lester at 810-232-3040 or tpaytonlester@elesplace.org

Grand Rapids Location: Michaela Ayew-ew at 616-301-1605 x 102 or MAyewew@elesplace.org

Lansing Location: Sue Sanford at 517-482-1315 x 17 or ssanford@elesplace.org