Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. We couldn't offer all of the many programs we are able to provide to the community without the help of volunteers. Volunteers do a variety of things. Some volunteers have direct contact with people by providing group facilitating or one-on-one peer support. Other volunteers work in a more indirect capacity such as assisting in the office or fundraising. Most of our volunteers are people who have "been there" and now choose to give back by reaching out to others.

As a New Hope volunteer you will get an opportunity to meet some wonderful people, help them through a difficult time, then reap the reward of watching them move toward hope and healing. But most importantly, you, the volunteer, share your love, talent, time and energy to help New Hope Center provide compassionate care to grieving individuals at a time of great need. This is the heart of our work.

We utilize volunteers in the following ways:

Support Group Facilitators

Many of our group facilitators have been bereaved themselves and are now giving back. If you think you’d like to help in this way, it must have been at least 18 months since the death of your loved one. Facilitator training sessions will be provided.

Special Events

Volunteers help plan fundraising events which help to raise awareness about New Hope and provide revenue to keep our programs going and growing.


Volunteers speak at civic organizations, local corporations and service clubs who request speakers. A training session will teach you about New Hope Center and how to become a successful spokesperson.

One to One Peer Support

Many people have a great need to talk with someone who has been through a similar loss. This conversation can be in person, by telephone, or even via e-mail. If you would be willing to offer this type of support, please let us know.

Office Assistance

We rely on volunteers to help us in various ways in our office in Northville. Your talents can be utilized answering the phone, making calls, typing, making copies, assembling packets, etc.

Grant Writing

We are looking for someone with grant writing experience to write grants. We have volunteers that are willing to learn and support the grant writing process.


We are grateful to each and every volunteer who helps us provide the services that are beneficial to so many. If you’d like to volunteer for New Hope, call the office at 248-348-0115 to set up an appointment to talk about where you might fit in.