Volunteer as a Legacy or Military Mentor at Southern Regional Good Grief Camp

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San Antonio, Texas
Registration Open from December 1, 2023 to October 5, 2024
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TAPS invites those currently serving in the military, veterans, and military survivors who have graduated from Good Grief Camp to volunteer as a mentor for the Southern Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp.


Legacy mentor and child

The world changes for a grieving child when someone is there for them — and that's where you come in.

In the Good Grief Camp, children and teens grieving the loss of a loved one who served in the military come together from all over the region to create lasting friendships, learn coping skills, build resiliency, and honor their fallen service member.  

After a group training session with TAPS Youth Programs staff, Legacy and Military Mentors are paired with their own mentee and work in small groups facilitated by an experienced leader.  You may request the age group you'd like to work with.  Children learn through active play, and the curriculum is designed to meet each child where they are in their grief journey.  The one-on-one attention give each child the companionship and support needed to feel comfortable connecting with others and engaging in activities.  You'll definitely create lasting memories and feel pride in yourself for the work you've done.


Military mentor 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 4

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. — New Mentor Training and Orientation*

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

Saturday, October 5

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

Sunday, October 6

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

* The new mentor mentor training and orientation 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.  


Group Leader

Lodging and Transportation

All activities will take place at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on the River Walk, 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205

Free parking is available on-site.


How to Register

To register as a Legacy and Military Mentor:

  1. Login and/or create a TAPS Portal Account.
  2. Select the button to register (blue button at the top of this page). Make certain to select that you are attending as a “Military Mentor”.
  3. After completing the registration, a member of our Mentor team will contact you within 10 business days. If you have any questions, please call TAPS at 800.959.TAPS(8277) or email mentors@taps.org.


For questions about mentoring at Youth Programs event, call 800-959-TAPS (8277) or email mentors@taps.org.