4360 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
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Our mission To offer support to and advocacy for grieving children, families, and others who have experienced a death.

Fernside

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Ways to help

Hospitality Volunteer

Individuals pick up and serve food and beverages. Most importantly they provide a warm welcome to all those attending grief support groups.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings

Fundraising/Special Events

Individuals assist with events (set up, material prep, clean up, etc.) such as the Summertime Classic golf event that benefits programming at Fernside.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Expressive Art Material Preparation

Individuals provide help with preparation of materials for use in our support groups.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings

Support Group Faciltator

Individuals co-lead a support group in our evening program. They help create a caring environment in which group members share their stories, feelings and memories and discuss how to cope with challenges in their lives.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Evenings
Ways to help youth thrive

Support Group Facilitator

Becoming a Support Group Facilitator with Fernside makes a huge difference in the lives of children who are going through an incredibly difficult time in their lives. You co-lead a support group in our evening program, and are responsible for helping to create a caring environment in which group members share their stories, feelings and… See full description
  • Emotional, Enrichment (Arts)
  • Birth to 5, Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same Large (5+) Group
  • Nonprofit
  • Individuals
  • 1 Full Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Evenings
  • In-depth
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How you help Volunteers are the heart of our program. We rely on them to provide quality services for every family that comes to Fernside. Hundreds of children, teens, and adults attend Fernside support groups annually and our services have expanded to include community outreach, crisis response, camps, training, in-school groups, and consultations.
About us Fernside, established in 1986, as the nation's second oldest children's grief center, remains today a national leader in providing grief support services, outreach and education to the community. Fernside is an affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati.
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