Volunteers are the foundation of Mikayla’s Grace. We could not fulfill our mission if it was not for our team of dedicated volunteers! There is plenty to do, and we welcome everyone who is interested in supporting the bereaved and NICU parents in our community. We depend on volunteers to help assemble our donations for hospitals, make handmade items for our boxes, plan our events, conduct fundraising events, and serve on planning committees.
Please contact us if you have a specific task in mind or if you can offer your expertise in a certain area. Most of our volunteers need no experience to be helpful! Please email Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
Below are a variety of opportunities for which volunteers can become involved.
Serve on a Committee
Forever in Our Hearts Remembrance Day Planning Committee
Each October we host an event for local families who have lost a child, called the Forever in Our Hearts Remembrance Day. We need several volunteers to help plan this event and usually meet 2-3 times between February and October but most of the work is done through email communication.
Work Day Planning Committee
Twice a year we host a Work Day where we invite community supporters to spend a few hours helping us assemble hospital donations. We typically have 6-8 volunteers leaders who are in charge of coordinating different work areas during this event. Melissa will train you on a specific area prior to the Work Day and we hope to get volunteers for this position who are willing to join us for both Work Days as leaders.
Attend a Work Day
A Work Day is where we invite community supporters to spend a few hours helping us assemble all of the items (Angel Memory boxes, NICU care packages, and Early Pregnancy Loss Comfort Packs) that will be donated to the hospitals. We need many volunteers to help…no experience necessary!
Our next scheduled Work Day will be held at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison on Saturday November 14th at 10:30 am. We will meet at 10:30 am in Bay 1 at St. Mary’s and work until all of the items have been assembled. We estimate this will take 2 hours, but feel free to stop by for any amount of time you are able to. We will also have coffee and some light breakfast snacks. You can RSVP to Melissa (email@example.com) or see more information and share the event on our Facebook page here.
Make handmade baby blankets and gown
We are always in need of these donations, so if you are able to knit, sew or crochet check out our Handmade Donation page for patterns and specific information about what is needed.
Secure community donations of items or sponsorships for our events
We are accepting donations for silent auction items and also have sponsorship levels for our October event that businesses can support. If you or your business are interested in supporting this important community event, please contact us.
Serve as a Regional Coordinator to help bring Mikayla’s Grace’s hospital donations to your local community
Our Regional Coordinators act as our representatives in their local communities so we can understand and respond to the needs of specific hospitals and connect with families at the local level. They are responsible for communication with the local hospitals and clinics and also for local fundraising efforts to provide the needed donations for their specific area.
Tell Others about Mikayla’s Grace
Mikayla’s Grace relies on word-of-mouth to let people know about our services including families and medical professionals. We also need your help in spreading the word about our organization. By telling others about Mikayla’s Grace, you will likely impact a family who might not otherwise know of the services we provides.
You can also join us in sharing our mission through social media. You can support us by becoming a fan, following, and subscribing to our pages on Facebook and Twitter.
Please take the time to share our website by selecting our social networks at the home page. Your small action may make a difference in the life of bereaved and NICU families.