Volunteering

BFO Kingston is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers with special skills to offer! Bereavement is not a pre-requisite. Please contact us at 613-634-1230 or bfo@kingston.net if you are interested in volunteering or if you are a past client and…

  • It Has Been More Than One Year Since Your Most Recent Bereavement
  • You Are Not Currently Receiving One-on-One Peer Support
  • You Have An Enthusiastic Outlook And Can Put Others First

Our next Facilitator Training Workshop takes place Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home (435 Davis Drive, Kingston), in the reception room upstairs.  Snacks will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. The cost to register is $100 for non-BFO Kingston Volunteers, and free of charge for those training to volunteer for our organization.  Registration and payment is due September 16th.  This two-day professional development opportunity, facilitated by Maggie Forsberg and Valerie Oldfield, is highly interactive and will focus on grief and grieving in relation to facilitating one-on-one, open and closed groups.  Topics will include an overview of grief and grieving, interacting with bereaved individuals, client-based scenarios, group dynamics, etc..  Contact us at (613) 634-1230 or bfo@kingston.ca if you would like to register for this workshop.

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When: October 1st and 2nd, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m..
Where: Gordon F. Tomkins Funeral Home (435 Davis Dr., Kingston), in the reception room upstairs.
Cost: $100 for non-BFO Kingston Volunteers, and free for those training to volunteer for our organization.
Will there be food: Snacks will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.

Registration payable by cash/cheque or through PayPal.


We Have The Following Volunteer Opportunities Available:

  • Board of Directors: The Board meets approximately 12 times per year, for approximately 2 hours each meeting.
  • Group & One-on-One Facilitators: Training is required and provided and bereavement is a pre-requisite.  Facilitators meet with clients one-on-one or in a group environment and provide a supportive environment for clients to share their stories with someone who understands and has experienced a similar loss.
  • Teen Grief Facilitators:  For our in-school program.  Training is required and provided by BFO Kingston.  Additionally, we are in need of male volunteers to run a Boy’s Group at the Schools.
  • Grants: Works to source, apply for and report on monetary grants relevant to the goals and objectives of the organization. Experience in grant writing and/or marketing and/or social services is an asset.
  • Fundraising Event Coordinator and Committee Members: Works to plan, coordinate and execute fundraising initiatives and special events, raising desired funds in order to support the goals and objectives of the organization. A background in event planning and/or fundraising  is an asset.
  • Individual & Corporate Giving Coordinator: Works to plan, coordinate and execute fundraising initiatives and special events in order to support the goals and objectives of the organization. Background in fundraising is an asset.
  • Bingo Volunteer: Represents BFO Kingston as a public relation’s ambassador to clients and staff of Treasure Chest Bingo. Each bingo requires a 2 ¼ hour time commitment.  Revenue received from bingo participation is our sole source of monthly funding and is used to support our bereavement programs and services.  Please contact Maxine Cupido (Bingo Coordinator) at 613-328-2613 to register for the mandatory 1½ hour OLG training at Treasure Chest Bingo Hall (1600 Bath Road).
  • Outreach & Marketing: Works to ensure BFO Kingston’s programs and events are well-promoted within the community in order to support the goals and objectives of the organization.
2015 Volunteer Application Form

Click the link below to download the PDF version of the application:

2015 Volunteer Application Form