Ele's Place Capital Region

1145 W Oakland Ave, Lansing, MI 48915
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Our missionEle’s Place is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families.

Ele’s Place Capital Region

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Fundraising Volunteer

Fundraising volunteers help with a variety of duties at special events hosted by Ele’s Place or other community organizations. Examples might include: Guest Check-In, set-up and clean-up duties, decorating, serving refreshments, etc.
  • One-time, Occasional, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Support Group 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 Activity Rooms, and helping with various set-up and clean-up duties. Program helpers must be 18 years old, must complete a 3 hour training session, and must be able to commit to one evening per week for a minimum of six months.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings

Outreach Ambassador

Ambassadors represent the agency in the community by staffing Ele's Place information booths, doing check acceptances, making brief presentatons, etc. Training provided.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Support Group Facilitator

The primary services provided by Ele’s Place is our peer support group program for children and their families who are grieving the death of a family member or close friend. These groups take place on weekday evenings. Facilitators work in teams of three to four volunteer facilitators per group of 10-12 children or teens. Facilitators must be 19 years old, able to commit to one weekday evening per week, must commit to the position for a minimum of one school year, and must complete 23 hours or training.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings

Office Helper

Office helpers assist with general office task (receptionist, data entry, etc.). Hours and duties vary for each branch location.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays
How you helpOne of the most vital ways Ele's is able to support its families is through the relationships developed and the consideration given by hundreds of caring volunteers who join us for programming each week.
About usEle's Place was founded in 1991 by a group of mental health professionals, concerned community volunteers and grieving parents, Betsy and Woody Stover. Following a great deal of research of other children's grief centers across the country, it was determined that peer support for the grieving Stover children as well as kids and teens who had experienced the death of someone close to them, was the best way to learn to cope with their feelings of grief, sadness, anger and loss. Nearly 30 years later, following humble beginings in the basement of a church, Ele's Place now serves four communities and seeks to serve even more grieving children and their families as we continue to forward our mission.
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