Willow Center, Inc. For Grieving Children
Where children, teens and families learn to grieve and heal from the death of someone close to them.
Help, Hope, Healing

Volunteer Opportunities

The following are all of the volunteer opportunities available at Willow Center.

Monthly Support Group Facilitators

Work with children, teens and adult support groups at the Willow Center.  Facilitators guide structured age appropriate activities that address the needs of those that are grieving.

The overall goal of the facilitator training is to teach people how to help children, teens and adults to process their feelings of grief and to provide bereavement support. The training is open to all persons; no experience is necessary. Upon completion, people interested in volunteering will be interviewed and evaluated as to their readiness for facilitating.

Volunteer Candidates Must:

  • Have a heart for kids who are grieving
  • Complete the 23 hours of training
  • Complete reference and background check
  • Make a one year commitment
  • Be 21 years old*
  • Be at least one year removed from personal loss

 Training is a series of evening and weekend classes provided for you.  Support groups meet twice monthly in the evenings. This is a very rewarding volunteer experience!  One Volunteer Group Facilitator shares;

“The opportunity to witness and facilitate the grieving process in children
is humbling and provided a wonderful learning opportunity.”

*Consideration of younger volunteers may be given at discretion of executive director

Camp Erin Volunteer – Camp weekend July 13th-15th, 2018

Work with children and teens, ages 6 – 17 years, at this one weekend bereavement camp designed for children who are grieving the loss of someone close to them. It’s a weekend long experience filled with traditional, fun, camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support. There are many areas for you to volunteer; be a “Cabin Big Buddy”, do arts and crafts, cook/meal preparation, recreation, set-up or help clean-up the camp! Click here to see more.

Board of Directors

The Willow Center Board of Directors are members of the community with commitment, talents, and skills that contribute to the success and mission of the organization. This is a rewarding opportunity to assist in the leadership of a valuable organization that cares for children and their families that are grieving the death of a loved one. Terms of office are three (3) years. Meetings of the full Board of Directors are monthly with committee work required. The membership of the board is a maximum of fifteen (15) members. If you are interested or want to know more please contact the Executive Director or contact any board member.

Office Assistance/Support

If you have organizing skills, or enjoy entering data, making copies, and helping “around the office”, this is a wonderful opportunity. Whether you have only one hour a week to give, we could use your help. Please contact the Executive Director to offer your assistance.

Special Events, Fund Raising, Newsletter assistance, etc.

We are always looking for people to assist us in a variety of ways with all of our projects and operations! If you have a particular interest, skill or talent you’d like to share – give us a call!

In 2009, we awarded the first Willow Center Volunteer of the Year award to Susan Comstock.

Susan volunteers for fund-raisers, special committees and the Willow Center January dinner.

She is a wonderful example of a Willow Center volunteer.

Click here to see more about Susan in our Volunteer Spotlight.



PO Box 1361
Lewiston, Idaho 83501

Administrative Office address: 0309 2nd St. Lewiston, Idaho 83501

Gabriel Iacoboni, Executive Director

Twin County United Way - Clarkston, Washington