Ele's Place West Michigan

2000 Michigan Street NE GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503
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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.
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Ele's Place: Grieving in the digital space

Ele's Place: Grieving in the digital space

Ele’s Place West Michigan

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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

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

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 West Michigan is dedicated solely to helping children and teens work with and through grief. Unfortunately, the need for our services will never go away. Unresolved grief negatively affects our children and teens, contributing to alarming rates of depression, addiction and violence. Ele’s Place West Michigan started in 2013 by offering one night of weekly programing. After 2 years, we have expanded our services to Monday, and Thusday evenings serving an average of 100 grieving children and teens each week from dozens of communities. The need for our services is critical.
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