Legacy or Military Mentor Volunteer at National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp

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Boston, Massachusetts

TAPS invites those currently serving in the military, veterans, and military survivors who have graduated from Good Grief Camp to volunteer as a mentor at the TAPS National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp.

 

Military mentors and TAPS children

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.

 

Military mentors and TAPS child

Good Grief Camp Schedule

All Legacy and Military Mentors must be available for the entire weekend. This schedule is tentative and subject to change. A detailed schedule will be provided a couple weeks before the event.

Friday, October 6

5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. — Good Grief Camp Kid Zone - OPTIONAL - dinner will be provided

8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. — New Mentor Training and Orientation*

Saturday, October 7

8:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Good Grief Camp - breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided

Sunday, October 8

7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Good Grief Camp - breakfast and lunch will be provided

* The mandatory mentor training is designed to help you navigate serving in this volunteer role and helps ensure that you and your buddy have the best experience possible. TAPS also provides an optional online Good Grief Camp training course; this course reinforces but doesn't replace the required in-person training.

 

Military mentor and TAPS child

Lodging and Transportation

All events, including training, will take place at the Doubletree Boston North Shore, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, Massachusetts, 01923. 

Free parking is available for Good Grief Camp mentors. There is limited lodging available to those who need assistance and are traveling from outside of the area.

 

How to Register

To register as a military or legacy mentor:

  1. Create a mentor account.
  2. Once you've created your account, log back in and complete a background check form.
  3. After you receive a confirmation email of a completed background check, log into your account and register for the National Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp (when available) and any additional programs you're interested in.

 

For questions about mentoring at the Good Grief Camp, call 800-959-TAPS (8277) or email mentors@taps.org.