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Heartlinks Grief Center, a not-for-profit community-based program of Family Hospice, assists grieving children, adults, families and groups move from grief to growth through individual and family counseling, support groups, and other community programs.

Training Information

Thank you for your interest in joining our volunteer community.

To become a Heartlinks volunteer: 

1. Fill out a volunteer application.  Email (support@myheartlinks.com), mail it or bring the application to training session.  At training, you will be asked to complete several other forms one of which includes permission for Heartlinks to conduct a criminal background and personal reference check.

2. Sign up and complete our 3-hour volunteer training which covers common questions and concerns related to childhood grief as well as Heartlinks volunteer expectations.  At training, you can explore volunteer roles and determine your level of involvement.

3. Heartlinks will confirm your interest in volunteering through email or by phone.  We will sign you up for our monthly newsletter so you can stay in touch.

4. If you are a student looking for a practicum site please give Diana a call at (618) 277-1800. We have many unique opportunities for you here at Heartlinks but our space for students is limited.

5. If you need community service hours, please call Lisa at (618) 277-1800 for specific events or opportunities that may be appropriate to fulfill your requirements.