Companions are volunteer facilitators who work with small groups of children attending the Seasons for Growth programme. Often it is having experienced loss themselves that encourages people to become involved, knowing the value of the support a programme like Seasons for Growth can provide.
This is not a counselling or teaching role, but one of walking alongside a small group of children of similar age, as they explore their experiences of loss together.
Prospective Companions attend an interview with the local Coordinator. References will be asked for and a check of Police records is completed too. Suitable people are invited to attend a weekend of training in Auckland with the Seasons for Growth Trainer.
Companions always work in pairs and the team is always fully supported by the local Coordinator.
Interested? If you are a good listener, at ease with children and are ready to learn new ways of supporting others, please contact the Coordinator of a Seasons for Growth group near to where you live. We'd love to hear from you. All relevant contact details can be found on the Contact us page.