Grief Camps for Children and Teens Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering at one of our annual children’s grief camps, where young people learn to cope with grief, can be an extremely rewarding experience.
Is being a children’s grief camp volunteer for you?
All children need to be surrounded by love, especially those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. Chapters Health System recognizes the special needs of these children and created our annual camps for them. We are always looking for camp volunteers to assist with these multi-day sleepover retreats for children.
Held at cabin retreat locations in beautifully wooded Florida locations, hospice staff members and dedicated volunteers are assigned to age-categorized cabins to chaperone and assist with group discussions and provide support. All camp staff members, including volunteers, undergo background checks and receive comprehensive training prior to the weekend camp.
Anyone that volunteers at camp comes away from the weekend with a total sense of accomplishment for the supportive healing provided to campers. Attendees participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, arts and crafts and team sports. However, there are specific exercises built into the weekend, which help the campers cope with grief and rebuild trust and self-awareness.
To become a volunteer at one of our grief camps for children and teens, simply complete the online volunteer application and a Chapters Health volunteer coordinator will contact you.
For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 1-863-551-3943 in Polk, Highlands or Hardee counties for Good Shepherd Hospice; or 1-727-816-3647 in Pasco, Hernando or Citrus counties for HPH Hospice; or 1-813-871-8237 in Hillsborough County for LifePath Hospice.