Become a Peer Counselor

We are always searching for kind individuals who have traveled their own grief journeys and feel acclimated to their losses.

GrieveWell welcomes volunteers who would like to support others through the grief process. We welcome all loss types, but are especially in need of peer support volunteers in the following areas: Spouse Loss, LGBT and Heterosexual Partner Loss, Sibling Loss, Child Loss, Suicide Loss, and Pet Loss.

Basic Requirements to Serve as a Peer Counselor:

  • Commit to being a volunteer for a minimum of one year
  • Agree to meet with at least one client during that time
  • Participate in the 10-hour initial training workshop
  • Attend monthly continuing education/case review meetings
  • Agree to a background check

All GrieveWell Peer Counselors must complete an application and in-person interview process prior to training. If you are interested in becoming a GrieveWell Peer Counselor, please complete the application below. Once your application is reviewed, a member of our staff will be in touch to schedule an in-person interview. 

We also welcome individuals who may be interested in helping with routine office work, special projects, and events.

Apply Now

Complete our application form below. If you wish to complete it manually, download the form here, then fill it out and return it to us via email, fax, or mail. If you need help, call 734-975-0238.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a GrieveWell Peer Counselor. Please allow at least 20 minutes to complete the form below. Your application will be treated as confidential.

Personal Contact Information

Emergency Contact Information

Current Employment

Past Employment

Current/Past Volunteer Work

Any current/past history of treatment for drug/alcohol use?


Education/Special Training


Please provide the name, address and phone number of two personal or professional references who are not related to you.

Basic Requirements

  • Commit to being a volunteer for a minimum of one year.
  • Agree to see at least one client during that time.
  • Attend all of the training dates and commit to attend in-service trainings as scheduled several times a year (once/twice month).
  • Background check.
Personal Grief Experiences (select all that apply)

Once you submit this form it will be transmitted to our staff for review. A staff person will follow up with you within a week to review the information and discuss the GrieveWell Peer Counselor program.

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