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Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton Burlington

Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton Burlington

We are one of 13 Bereaved Families of Ontario affiliates throughout the province of Ontario. We are the only local resource whose primary mandate is to provide bereavement services to families where a child has died. We have been providing suport to the Hamilton and Burlington communities since 1988. We support at least 650 families each year. Our dedicated volunteers donate over 3000 hours each year.

Keywords: Family Support , Crisis Support


Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton Burlington
293 Wellington St N, Suite 118, Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7

Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton Burlington url http://www.bfo-hamiltonburlington.on.ca/

Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton Burlington Phone Number 905-318-0070

Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton Burlington Email address bfo-hb@on.aibn.com



Volunteer Information for Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton Burlington

What services does your organization provide?

  • Perinatal Loss Support Group
  • Support Group for Mothers of Adult Children
  • Support Group for Mothers of Young Children
  • Support Group for Fathers
  • T.L.C. for Kids Group
  • Missing Pieces Workshop for Teens
  • Growing Through Grief Young Adult Group
  • Healing with Hope Monthly Support Evenings
  • Telephone Support
  • Facilitator Training
  • Lending Library
  • Speakers Bureau


Do you have any age requirements?
Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. A Criminal Records Search may be required of the successful volunteer candidate.


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
Proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of additional languages may be an asset.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
Bereaved Families of Ontario - Hamilton/Burlington offers a variety of volunteer opportunities requiring varying levels of commitment.


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
Our program model is distinctive in that all parent group facilitators are bereaved parents who have participated in one of our support groups at some time and have since been professionally trained to become group facilitators.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
Bereaved Families of Ontario - Hamilton/Burlington works with over a hundred volunteers to deliver outstanding programs and services. Through our Volunteer Management Program, we strive to match volunteers with available positions which meet their needs and interests. Our volunteer application form can be viewed or downloaded from our website at: http://www.bfo-hamiltonburlington.on.ca/volunteer


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Volunteer positions include office support, program delivery, and assistance with fundraising.


Do you provide training for volunteers?
New volunteers receive comprehensive orientation to Bereaved Families of Ontario. Full training and ongoing support is provided to all volunteers.Our program model is distinctive in that all parent group facilitators are bereaved parents who have participated in one of our support groups at some time and have since been professionally trained to become group facilitators.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Volunteer activities include, but are not limited to, support group facilitation, office support, fundraising support, assisting with special events, serving on the board of directors.


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton Burlington?
Volunteers at Bereaved Families of Ontario can:

  • Challenge themselves and learn new skills
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Gain a better understanding of others
  • Help a cause to which they feel attached
  • Gain community service hours

Do you accept high school students?
Yes.




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