Volunteering with Heartstrings
Heartstrings is proud of our community of volunteers that donate their time and effort to spreading hope to our families in need. Volunteer opportunities range from administrative needs to event support, and we are constantly looking for new helping hands.
Anyone can make a difference in the lives of people who are hurting in our community. Our most pressing needs are listed below. To volunteer, please complete the volunteer form below or call 336-335-9931 and leave a message for Annie Vorys. We look forward to hearing from you!
Current Volunteer Needs:
Article Writer - Write article for monthly newsletter on topic important to bereaved parents and their supporters. Share feelings from your perspective, letting others know they are not alone. Work with Heartstrings staff to choose topic. Article should be approx. 750 words with a short bio and photos.
Event Volunteers - Join us throughout the year for fellowship and fun at our fundraising events. Duties include: sitting on planning committee, contacting potential sponsors, day-of event volunteering (set-up, registration, clean-up). Currently on the calendar are: Hops for Heartstrings (March 2017) and our annual Walk of Remembrance (Oct 2017).
Photographer - Professional photographers needed to document events. All digital images and printing rights are requested. Any submissions to media outlets include photographer credit.
Interview Participants - Heartstrings offers our H.O.P.E. video and brochure series to recently-bereaved parents through partnerships with hospitals and medical providers. Participants agree to be interviewed and filmed for distributed materials. Must be one year out from your loss. Currently seeking parents with experience of early loss, anticipated loss, and subsequent pregnancy. Sharing your journey is one of the most important ways you can help someone else.
Support Parents - Through Heartstrings' Connections program, newly bereaved parents are carefully matched with a Connections Support Parent who has previously experienced a similar loss. Support Parents are grieving parents who are at least one year from their loss and have completed our comprehensive Connections Support Parent training.
Scrapbooker - After 12 years of building our community, Heartstrings has compiled boxes of articles and news clippings. Help us remembered how far we've come by preserving our past. This project is very flexible and welcomes volunteers willing to offer ideas on how to organize these materials.