Volunteer At The Dempsey Center

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Dempsey Center volunteer!

Dempsey Center volunteers do a broad scope of skilled work to help with service delivery. Volunteers are integrated and engaged at all levels of our organization. Open volunteer positions are posted on this page.

Volunteer Teen Support Group Facilitator

Along with a licensed professional counselor, the Volunteer Teen Support Group co-facilitator is responsible for co-facilitation of support groups for adolescents impacted by cancer at the Dempsey Center.  Group Facilitators help teens connect with one another through virtual groups, adventure days and community events as they discover ways to reduce isolation, learn new coping skills, and find joy and hope. The ideal co-facilitator would have lived experience participating in a support group and/or coping with a cancer impact in their family. Facilitators are responsible for accurately representing the Dempsey Center’s mission and philosophy to the group members and to the general public.

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Volunteer Healing Tree Program Assistant

Along with a licensed professional counselor and/or Dempsey Center staff member the Healing Tree Program Assistant will help plan, organize and facilitate Healing Tree Programs including community events, adventure-based activities and possibly summer camps.  Healing Tree Program Assistants will help children and families to connect with one another and other children and families impacted by cancer through activities and play to build trust, reduce isolation, and find joy and hope in the present moment. The ideal program assistant would have a passion for working with children of all ages (0-23) and families. Program Assistants are responsible for accurately representing the Dempsey Center’s mission and philosophy to the Healing Tree clients and to the general public.

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The Dempsey Center offers limited internship opportunities. Please send inquiries to Maureen Higgins at [email protected].

Volunteer Nutrition Program Assistant

The person in this position will work closely with the Nutrition Program Coordinator, supporting the coordinator with the preparation, proctoring, and clean-up of nutrition programs. This position supports the center’s nutrition and cooking programs as well as our comfort soup program.

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Volunteer Clayton’s House Property Maintenance Assistant

This position will assist the House Manager with maintenance and upkeep, such as annual painting (inside and outside), house repairs, spring clean-up, light gardening, and basement organization. Identification of projects will be compiled by the House Manager.

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Volunteer Clayton’s House Cleaning Coordinator 

This position will ensure proper cleaning of common areas as part of the larger team. Ensure guest rooms are cleaned according to procedure when each guest leaves for the final time that week.

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