Volunteer with Grief Services

A death by suicide can leave a grief like no other and, for many suicide loss survivors, it’s important to meet and talk with others who understand this unique grief. Help us provide connection and hope to suicide loss survivors in our community by joining our Grief Services volunteer team.


  • Valid driver’s license
  • CORI background check
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Proximity to the Cape Cod service area

There is no prior facilitator or crisis response experience required to become a Grief Services volunteer as Samaritans will provide you with all of the training and supervision to support you in your role.

All questions about Grief Services programs or volunteer opportunities may be directed to griefservices@capesamaritans.org.

Safe Place

Facilitate Safe Place peer-to-peer support groups for those who have lost someone close to them by suicide and help create a safe space where loss survivors can find connection and hope. Safe Place facilitators are loss survivors who have done their own grief work and are available to be present with others in their grief.


LOSS Team volunteers meet with those bereaved by suicide in the immediate hours or days following a death to offer support and share community resources. They provide a compassionate presence that fosters hope and mitigates the effects of acute trauma. Through this presence, volunteers provide empathy, normalize grief, and offer hope.

LOSS Team volunteers are either loss survivors who have done their own grief work or caring individuals who have not experienced a loss to suicide but who have experience in support roles.

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