OPEN POSITION: Reiki Programming Facilitator

Position Title: Reiki Programming Facilitator
Reports to: Complementary Therapies Manager
Supervises others: Yes
Area: Complementary Therapies
Schedule and Hours Required: Schedule varies; approximately 2 – 4 hours/per week
Position Location: Lewiston & South Portland Dempsey Centers

Position Summary:

The Reiki programming facilitator volunteer position is for a Reiki Master level teacher comfortable preparing for and leading an Intro to Reiki one-hour workshop, and will serve as the primary person to organize, implement, and present a three-hour Reiki for Self-Care Workshop.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work with staff program coordinators and the complementary therapies manager to prepare for Reiki related programs.
  • Support recruiting and engaging center Reiki volunteers to assist with Reiki programs.
  • Confirm program space, registrations and schedules.
  • Feel confident in offering the history and practice of Reiki.
  • Present and train existing program content, materials and resources in appropriate formats with the goal of participants obtaining the ability to provide Reiki for self-care and the care of others.
  • Facilitate group or team work.
  • Set clear expectations for participants of how their 1- or 3-hour class time will be spent.
  • Manage participant sign in log.
  • Abide by room and material use guidelines.
  • Log volunteer hours.
  • Attend bi-monthly Reiki volunteer meetings.

Skills and Experience:

  • Calm, confident, friendly demeanor creating a safe environment for clients.
  • Demonstrates empathy and compassion to those impacted by cancer.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to listen attentively without judgment.
  • Refrains from offering professional or personal advice outside of this positions scope of work.
  • Comfortable in a patient care-oriented environment.
  • Understands and strictly adheres to guidelines of confidentiality and client privacy, both inside and outside the Dempsey Center.
  • Understands and practices all aspects of client safety.


  • Must hold certification at a Reiki Master Level.
  • Must practice Reiki on a regular basis.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit or stand for up to 3 hours, lift up to 25 pounds, move program chairs, roll tables to set up or breakdown space.

Other Requirements:

  • Must attend 8-hour Dempsey Center culture training
  • Maintains professional behavior, dress and appearance at all times while volunteering

Must use discretion and take confidentiality seriously; HIPAA-specific training will be provided.