Volunteer

Committee Members

Starfish Family Resources is currently seeking members for a variety of our committees. We are looking for people with a background in marketing, counseling, fund raising, education,social work or law.

If you wish to explore this unique opportunity, please contact our Program Director at 780-448-1180 or Email Us

RAINBOWS Facilitators

This volunteer position leads weekly peer support groups with participants who are grieving loss due to separation, divorce, abandonment, death or other major life transitions. In order to meet their responsibilities Facilitators will:

  • Participate in RAINBOWS training given by a local Registered Director (9 hours)
  • Lead weekly peer support groups, following the RAINBOWS curriculum and guidelines and using appropriate activities, games and Journals
  • Foster an atmosphere of trust and caring, supporting participants in sharing their feelings and maintaining participants’ confidentiality
  • Help participants put their feelings into words, work through their grief, build a stronger sense of self-esteem and begin to accept what has taken place in their families
  • Participate in formation meetings with the Site Coordinator and other RAINBOWS Facilitators
  • Help Site Coordinator plan and execute the Celebrate Me event at the end of each Rainbows session
  • Commit to 2 hours of service per week (including preparation), for 13 consecutive weeks
  • Be 18 years of age or over

Desired Qualifications

  • Has worked closely with children, adolescents or adults
  • Has a motive of love, concern and respect for humankind
  • Is seriously committed to helping grieving participants
  • Can accept tension and negative emotion without becoming personally defensive or incapable of response
  • Must maintain confidentiality
  • Is capable of working well with other adults
  • Is emotionally healthy
  • Realizes he/she does not have “answers” for participants’ problems, but can help them discover the means to cope with these problems
  • Is able to nurture and support members of a small group (4-6 participants)

Facilitator Screening Will Require

  • Interview
  • Personal References
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Children’s Services Check

Cost of Training

  • $90 per person (subject to change; generally paid for by Site)

Fund Raising

We run Casino fund raisers on a regular basis, and always appreciate volunteer helpers with this event. Please phone or email us if you are interested in helping us for a day or two.