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MEET: Erson

Volunteer Facilitator since 2022

Erson has been a volunteer facilitator at Erin’s House since 2022! Read what he has to say about his experiences and some of his favorite parts about volunteering:

What are three words you would use to describe yourself?

Spontaneous, kind, and patient.

What are three words you would use to describe Erin’s House?

I would describe Erin House as a healing place, joyful, caring.

What led you to becoming a volunteer facilitator at Erin’s House?

I love working with kids and one of my friends from school mentioned that I should look into Erin's House.

What do you love about Erin’s House?

I love the environment and being around great-minded people who make it their main goal to change kids' lives.

Dream vacation?

I would love to visit Bora Bora or Turks and Caicos.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned while volunteering at Erin’s House?

Once you've made a kid feel welcomed and safe, they'll share how they are feeling with an open heart. Once you learn to live with the death of your person through all the difficult and happy times, life will get easier. I learned that the biggest challenge of volunteering as a facilitator was trying to put myself in the kids' shoes and learning how to communicate with them at that level, but the training process made everything easier.


If you feel motivated to walk alongside children and teens on their grief journeys as a volunteer group facilitator, we invite you to fill out a volunteer application. Please don’t hesitate to contact Ellen Roemke, Director of Volunteers, if you have any additional questions: or 260.423.2466.


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