Online 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 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 is 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 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.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Hope & Hearts Run (to help with preparations for the event or to help on event day) please check the appropriate field below and/or complete the form at one of these links which gives more specific information:
Minnesota: http://hopeandheartsrun.org/minnesota/VolunteerForm.html
Other States: www.hopeandheartsrun.org


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.

Please email us if you do not receive a confirmation upon submitting your form.


Name:


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


Cell Phone Number:


Home or Work Phone Number:


Mailing address:


Email address:




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

The Center for G.R.A.C.E. as a Receptionist (initial and ongoing training provided for this position)
* Answer phones and reply to email
* 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


The Center for G.R.A.C.E. as a Counselor
List your degree(s), certifications, associations and if you are licensed


The Center for G.R.A.C.E Reception Desk days that I am available:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday


The Center for G.R.A.C.E Reception Desk shifts that I am available:
10am to 3pm
11am to 4pm
3pm to 8pm
4pm to 8pm


Volunteers who can work the same shift each week on the same day i.e. Every Monday, are encouraged to apply. Please note schedule here in this text box (if you can work the same day weekly on specific day or every other week or one time a month).


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 GRACE Memorial Bracelets and other jewelry items
Make GRACE Comfort Warmers (bags filled with rice and organic essential oils)


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 design
Web design
GRACE Newsletter
Promotion of events, programs and services


Fundraising Team
Grant Writing
Contact companies, organizations and individuals to secure donations and sponsorships
Assist with our benefit events (Hope & Hearts Run, garage sales etc.)
Assist with listing donated items on Craig's List, Ebay, etc. (photograph, write descriptions, post)


Logistics Team
Help make copies and assemble GRACE Resource Folders
Miscellaneous phone and office work
Courier projects from the Center for G.R.A.C.E. to scheduled destinations
Assemble, pack and ship GRACE Tote bags and GRACE Care Baskets

Days I am available to help for Volunteer projects within the above Team(s) or with a Support Group
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

MGF will recognize volunteers, the names of their heavenly babies, their celebrated subsequent children (Rainbow Baby), and/or their adopted baby on both the MGF website and at the Center for G.R.A.C.E.
Please list the names that you would like acknowledged:

IN MEMORY OF (please include cause of death, if known, and your relation to this baby)
Heavenly baby(s) name(s) and birthdates
IN HONOR OF (please include your relation to this baby)
Subsequent (Rainbow) baby(s) name(s)
Adopted baby(s) name(s)




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





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.


Please review form before submitting.

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Thank you so much.



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