Printable Registration Form for Tender Heart Volunteers


GRACE Tender Heart Volunteers play a key role in the Missing GRACE Foundation (MGF). Hundreds of calls and emails come through our office weekly. Many families who simply need a person to lend an understanding ear or a helpful hand in the midst of a painful time in their life.

Though MGF’s headquarters are in Rogers, Minnesota, volunteers can help from anywhere in the world by simply making and mailing-in your handmade items that MGF includes in the GRACE Care Baskets: blankets, hats, outfits, bracelets and birthday/ memorial cards (examples provided and specific needs are provided). Volunteers are needed to facilitate online support groups and GRACE support group meetings. Facilitators are interviewed, references called and training is then provided for approved applicants.

At the beautiful Center for G.R.A.C.E. In Rogers we have created a peaceful sanctuary where bereaved, infertile and adoptive families can find a safe place to openly grieve, restore, and receive education and support. Families, healthcare professionals and pastoral / faith leaders drop-in during Center hours to shop in the GRACE Gift Shop, to check out books from the Library, to let their kids play in the castle, to connect with others, to receive counseling and support and to enjoy use of the free wi-fi / complimentary coffee, tea and refreshments.

Currently, MGF has a great need for Volunteers to work at the front Reception Desk at The Center to answer phones, process GRACE Care Basket orders, care for the people who drop-in, helping provide comfort and assisting them with their purchases, library book check-outs, and requested resources which are provided through MGF and its programs.

Please check all boxes that apply for the areas you are interested in volunteering and fill in all applicable blanks.

When you finish the form click on the SUBMIT button at the bottom of this page. You can reset the form by using the button at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation email from us within 3 days of submitting your form, if you do not hear from us within that time please email us so we can be sure we received your form. Want to submit this form online? You can do so by clicking here for an online form.

Please print these pages, check all boxes that apply for the areas you are interested in volunteering, and fill in all applicable blanks.

If you provide an email address you will receive a confirmation email from us within 3 days of sending your form, if you do not hear from us within that time please email us or contact us at the address at the bottom of this page so we can be sure we received your form. If you do not provide an email address, you will receive confirmation by phone or by mail.


Name: ____________________________________________________

Organization name: _______________________________
(If applicable, for those wanting to volunteer as a group)

Phone number with area code: __________________________________

Alternate phone number with area code: _______________________________

Mailing address: _____________________________________________

Email address: ______________________________________________

Please check all that apply:
I would like to help the Missing GRACE Foundation as a Tender Heart Volunteer with:

The Center for G.R.A.C.E. Receptionist (initial and ongoing training provided for this position)
� Answer phones and reply to emails
� Provide comfort, support and help for families and professionals who drop-in to The Center
� Gift shop sales
� Assist with Library (check out/in materials, file resources back on shelves)
� Schedule counseling appointments
� Provide tours and hospitality to visitors
� General office support
� Keep The Center tidy and stocked
� Open and close The Center
GRACE Support Groups
� Online Moderators
� Meeting Support Group Facilitators
� Peer Support Counselors
Gifts of GRACE Team
� Make baby blankets & baby clothing items for babies 16 weeks to term
� Make cards for baby�s first birthday in heaven
� Make specialty jewelry items
� Make GRACE Comfort Warmers
Tender Acts of Kindness Team
� Mow lawns, shovel snow, house clean, etc.
� Bring meals to newly bereaved families
� Provide child care for a bereaved family�s living children
Marketing Team
� Social Media Specialists
� Graphic designs
� Web design
� GRACE Newsletter
� Promotion of events
� Public Relations specialists
� Writers
� Editors
� Video production
Center for G.R.A.C.E Team
� Receptionist (5 to 7 hour shifts)
� Help make copies and assemble GRACE Resource Folders
� Miscellaneous phone and office work
� Volunteer coordinator
� Gift shop sales
� Assemble, pack and ship GRACE Tote bags and GRACE Care Baskets
� Licensed counselors
� Therapists with specialty in art, music and Sand Tray
� Technical support (Mac genius)
� Maintenance (handyman) and cleaning
� Licensed electrician
� Licensed plumber
� Licensed cabinetry specialist
Fundraising Team
� Contact companies, organizations and individuals to secure donations and sponsorships
� Assist with benefit events

Days I am available to help
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Time of day I am available to help
Mornings
Afternoons
Evenings
Amount of time I am available to help (week to week variations are understood)
1 to 5 hours per week
5 to 10 hours per week
10 or more hours per week



As a volunteer you will also have the opportunity to have your name recognized in our next GRACE newsletter and if it applies and you so desire, we will also include the name of your baby(s) in the Take Time to Remember, Commemoration portion of our GRACE Newsletter.

Baby(s) name(s): ___________________________________

Any additional comments or questions related to any of the areas above


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Please send completed form to:

Missing GRACE Foundation
P.O. Box 1625
Maple Grove, MN 55311-6625


We appreciate your interest in becoming a Tender Heart Volunteer. Filling out this form is the first step in becoming a volunteer. All submitted forms are reviewed and if there is a match for your area of interest and a current need, we will contact you to complete an application. All volunteers working directly with bereaved families and or their children will be required to go through an application and interview process.
Thank you so much.



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