Volunteer as a Legacy or Military Mentor at National Good Grief Camp
TAPS invites those currently serving in the military, veterans, and military survivors who have graduated from Good Grief Camp to register to volunteer as a mentor for the 29th Anniversary TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp.
The world changes for grieving children when someone is there for them — and that's where you come in.
At this special event, children and teens grieving the loss of a loved one who served in the military come together from all over the nation and are paired with Legacy and Military Mentors who companion these kids throughout the weekend.
As a Legacy or Military Mentor, you'll support a child throughout the weekend as he or she shares and connects with other surviving kids and learn how to honor his or her loved one. You may do art projects and play silly games. You may throw footballs and cheer them on in relays. You'll definitely create lasting memories and feel pride in yourself for the work you've done.
All legacy and military mentors MUST attend mentor training as well as be available for the entire weekend during the times listed below for Good Grief Camp. If you can't make a full commitment, please consider registering as a volunteer instead.
Thursday, May 25
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. — Group Leader meeting
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — Military Mentor registration and meeting
5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. — Good Grief Camp Kid Zone - OPTIONAL
Friday, May 26
6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. — Legacy & Military Mentor meeting
8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Good Grief Camp
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. — Group Leader meeting
Saturday, May 27
7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Good Grief Camp
2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. — Good Grief Camp Adventure on Fort Myer
Sunday, May 28
7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Good Grief Camp
Monday, May 29
7:00 a.m. to conclusion — Arlington National Cemetery Ceremony (service members are encouraged to wear their dress uniform) or the Memorial Day Parade - OPTIONAL