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There are numerous ways to partner with us and serve those in grief. Some involve providing compassionate care and support. Others involve administrative support, event planning, raising funds and community outreach.


Our support programs are offered at no cost to participants through the generosity of others. There are numerous ways to give, including a one-time gift, monthly donations, and memorial giving, which you can find out more about below.


There are three types of sponsor opportunities to partner with us in serving grieving people: program sponsorships, event sponsorships, and affinity (annual) sponsorships. We consider each one a great way to become involved with our organization.

Volunteer Opportunities at New Hope Center

As a peer-support organization, our programs depend on volunteers in order to be successful.  Would you like to use your skills and life experiences to bring hope and help to others? We have numerous ways people can participate in our mission. 

Listed below are the many volunteer opportunities that are available:

Ways to Help

Participants benefit from hearing stories of hope and healing.   If you are ready to offer encouragement and wisdom to others, you may want to serve. Opportunities to serve include the following areas:

  • Facilitator
    •  Workshops 
    • Ongoing Support Groups
  • Speaker
  • Peer Mentor
  • Registration Assistant
  • Greeting & Hospitality Assistant
  • Administrative Support

These positions do require a certain amount of time and healing before serving.  All of our facilitators and speakers receive training and practical experience.

Circles of Hope provides compassionate support for the grieving family by investing in children, supporting parents, and strengthening the family. 

We provide age-appropriate activities and discussions for kids while providing education and support for their parent(s).

If you love working with kids and families, you can volunteer to:

  • Plan fun activities.
  • Lead discussions.
  • Give loving support to children and parents during this difficult time.

Our office in Northville is a hub of activity and is often the first point of contact for those suffering the loss of a loved one.   Volunteers in our office help connect grievers to our workshops and support services.  Your talents can be utilized by:

  • Taking/returning phone calls
  • Providing administrative support
  • Helping with day-to-day tasks
  • General and specific opportunities are available

New Hope Center is only able to provide grief support services at no cost because of the generosity of others. Our funding comes from individual donors, business sponsorships, grants, and fundraising events. We need high-energy individuals who feel comfortable engaging the community in our mission through financial and in-kind contributions. Volunteers can also plan “fun”raisers, which are social events where participants collect a financial contribution to New Hope before participating.

Special event volunteers have a great time helping plan fundraisers, social outings, or volunteer appreciation events. They also have a great time assisting at events by greeting and registering guests, selling raffle tickets, helping at auctions, as well as doing set-up and cleanup.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Volunteer Registration Form

Please keep in mind some fields are required to submit the form.

New Volunteer Orientation Schedule

If you would like to volunteer with New Hope, please send email to:   We will be in touch!

Every Little Bit Helps

Make a One-Time Donation By PayPal/Credit Card

Or, Purchase tickets for an upcoming event (Please specify if you are purchasing tickets)

Other Ways to Give

Did you know that you can shop from home and help New Hope Center for Grief Support at the same time? Click on to and register your name with Follow the directions and, each time you shop, go to and check out the 400+ stores that participate by contributing a percentage of their sales to New Hope through It costs you no additional money and New Hope gets a percentage of the purchase price! Some of the stores that participate include: Marshall Field’s, the Gap, Lands’ End, JCPenney, Best Buy, and Coldwater Creek. Some recently ordered replacement contacts through a discount contact lens company and booked a flight through (for a great rate) and each of these purchases benefited New Hope. Please contact our office to get more details on how to help at 248-348-0115.

It only Takes 5 Minutes to Sign up! To register your Kroger Plus Card with New Hope go on-line at Click on Sign in/Register To the far right under the New Customer column click Sign Up Today Find the “preferred store” closest to you. Enter your zip code and select the store. Enter your email address and password- at the bottom of page-click confirm Once you agree to terms, Kroger will send you an email Go to your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email to confirm your account Click on “my account” and use your email address and password to proceed Scroll down to “Edit Kroger Community Rewards” and input your Kroger plus card number and click “save changes” Go to #1 and then enter the NPO# for New Hope 84667- save changes. To verify you are enrolled, New Hope should appear as your community rewards recipient on the right side of the information page.

In-kind gifts may be used for silent auctions for fundraising, or items that we need for the operation of New Hope services. Possibilities for silent auction donations include tickets for airline travel, concerts or sporting events; travel packages for lodging and meals for two or more; adventure opportunities such as skiing, horseback riding, ballooning, golf, or spa treatments. Items that can be used for the operation of New Hope include services such as printing or graphic design, beverages such as soft drinks or bottled water. Just about anything used in an office is also welcomed – copy paper, toner, ink pens, file folders, name tags, postage, labels, etc.

October is the time that many companies ask employees to make a contribution to the United Way. Many people don’t know that they can designate a local charity to be the recipient of their United Way contribution. If you’d like New Hope Center for Grief Support to receive your donation, check with your Human Resource Department to see what you need to do, then let us know so that we can add you to our list of United Way contributors. Another way that some of you can double your contribution to New Hope is to request that your employer match your tax-deductible gift to us. Many employers have matching gift programs, but few employees actually take advantage of this opportunity.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Angels of Hope

Throughout our program, individuals learn that one of the greatest healing choices we can make is to remember and honor our loved one by serving others who are hurting.

One great opportunity to do that is through our new “Angels of Hope” memorial donation program. You can select a month to honor your loved one with a photo, story, quote, or memento at our new facility. Your donation would then sponsor the grief support work that takes place in New Hope’s facility that month in memory of your loved one.

Benefits include a 12×16 canvas photo, and sharing your loved one’s photo our Facebook page, website, and annual report. 

How To Participate

In memory of Hannah Doody


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