Current Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors are precious gifts to the TAPS family. The comfort you bring those grieving a military loss are truly immeasurable. TAPS recognizes the hours you invest to serve those who need a companion for their grief. To support your mentoring efforts, TAPS provides ongoing opportunities to connect with other mentors to share valuable insights, tips, and tools. Additionally, we offer ongoing education through the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® to help you advance your mentoring skills.

If you have a suggestion for ongoing education or feedback on the program, please email peermentors@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).

 

Peer Mentor Support and Feedback

 
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Online Chats & Development

Connect with other Peer Mentors to share successes and incorporate topic-based training such as enhancing listening skills, understanding suicide, and supporting different grieving styles to help grow your Peer Mentor skills.

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Track Volunteer Hours

TAPS needs to show the impact of our programs, which supports our funding. Submit your Volunteer Hours spent supporting your mentees and others survivors, including any special events in which you represent TAPS.

 
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Provide Your Feedback

We want to hear about your meaningful moments. Be it warm feedback from your mentee or personal learning and growth that resulted from your experience as a peer mentor, help us tell the power of the Peer Mentor Program.

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Other Ways to Get Involved

Peer Mentors serve in many other ways: volunteering at events nationwide, hosting fundraisers, sharing professional skills and talents in other areas, and more. Learn how you can get involved and support the TAPS mission.

Peer Mentor Resources

 
Companioning Philosophy
Companioning Philosophy

Developed by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Companioning is the foundation and backbone of TAPS Peer Mentor Program.

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Webinar Training

Expand your Peer Mentor skills with our video library of practical strategies on coping with grief and loss.

 
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Peer Mentoring Stories

Read inspiring stories of hope and healing from other TAPS Peer Mentors who have supported others.

Please call 800-959-TAPS (8277) or email peermentors@taps.org with any questions.