The Wendt Center relies heavily on the generous contributions of volunteers! Volunteer openings, needs and announcements are communicated through our volunteer email group. To join this group, or for general questions concerning volunteering at the Wendt Center, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Green, at 202-204-5031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that for all volunteer opportunities involving children or clients, we require a recent background check on file. As a non-profit, we try to use our funds in the best way possible to meet our client needs, so we ask that volunteers pay $45 for their background check, or provide proof of a recent background check that meets Wendt Center standards.
Camp Volunteer Opportunities include:
Click here to go to our Camp Information page and access the Camp Volunteer Application
- To be a “Buddy” to a camper
- Grief Group Assistants and Respite Buddies
- Help with pre-camp preparations as part of our Camp Volunteer Committee, fundraising, administrative tasks, etc.
- Click here to view our Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin page
Join our “Lights of Hope” Team
The Lights of Hope Program provides candlelight vigils to families in the Washington Metropolitan area regardless of the cause of death. Trainings are designed to teach volunteers how to facilitate, manage on-site coordination and provide grief support during a candlelight vigil. Click here to learn more about the Lights of Hope Program.
Admin Nights are monthly opportunities for volunteers and potential volunteers to provide administrative support at the center. Volunteers assimilate various brochures, pamphlets, training materials, marketing packages and clinical files that are distributed throughout the Center’s three offices and the RECOVER program at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s office. You DO NOT need to be a Wendt Center Volunteer to help out!
- Assist clinicians with child, teen and adult groups at main and satellite offices
- Through our “Resilient Scholars” program volunteers assist with onsite trauma based support groups for elementary, middle and high school students
- Lead groups if you have a mental health degree
- Provide administrative assistance in the office, including phones, mailings, etc.
- Lend professional artistic skills, such as music, art, playback theater, dance
- Help with art projects, graphic design, visual displays
- Assist with fundraising efforts, including the Annual Benefit