BFO Toronto is a community of people who have been brought together by loss and love. Volunteering provides an opportunity to connect with others who understand life-changing loss and is a beautiful way to honour the legacy of a lost loved one.
Peer-led support groups are at the heart of BFO-Toronto and we are always looking for volunteer facilitators. Volunteers receive 30 hours of training in peer support, group facilitation and bereavement and grief theory. After completing the training, volunteer facilitators provide peer-to-peer support delivery to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Facilitators may also meet one-to-one with BFO Toronto clients to provide initial support. Volunteer facilitators receive ongoing support and opportunities for professional development from BFO Toronto staff and advisors.
Volunteers who are able to commit 3+ hours per week can help us with some of the behind-the-scenes office work.
BFO-Toronto holds at least three fundraiser events each year where we provide an opportunity to honour our loved ones. Volunteers are essential to the smooth operation of these events.
BFO-Toronto has volunteer committees that support our two staff members in areas such as communications, program design and fundraising.