Center for Loss and Bereavement seeks student volunteers

Posted by on January 12, 2009

We want to introduce ourselves as the Director and Program Coordinator for The Center for Loss and Bereavement.   The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the Center and to ask for assistance in recruiting students in your program who are interested in gaining volunteer experience working with children in our summer bereavement camp, Camp Millie.  In our experience, local colleges and universities are an excellent source for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers.

The Center for Loss and Bereavement is a non-profit organization located in Skippack, Pa. and has been providing professional counseling since 2000 to individuals, couples, children and families dealing with issues of grief and loss.  In addition to our counseling services, the Center offers both an on-going group support program and a summer bereavement camp for children who have experienced the death of parent or sibling.

Our children’s group support program, Nello’s Corner, is a high quality program modeled after the nationally successful Dougy Center for Grieving Children in Oregon.  The children at Nello’s Corner meet in age specific groups twice a month in the evenings from September through June sharing activities, discussion, or simply enjoying the company of other children who have also experience the death of an immediate family member.  Nello’s Corner is led by professional staff as well as trained Volunteer Facilitators.  The Center provides a three-day mandatory training for individuals interested in becoming Volunteer Facilitators (see attached flyer for upcoming training dates).

Our summer bereavement camp, Camp Millie, is holding its 5th annual 4-day camp from 9:00-1:30, June 22 – June 25, at the variety club in Worcester.  Camp Millie is a fun-filled, fast-paced day camp in which children participate in circle time, exciting games and crafts presented in a camp theme.  This year’s theme is “Road Trip Adventures” and promises exciting Adventures as children “travel” to different destinations each day, exploring and sharing their journeys of grief.

We are actively looking for energetic volunteers to assist with our camp.  There are several volunteer camp positions which require a one to three-day training provided by the Center at no cost.  Please use the attached flyer to copy, post or give to interested students.  Thank you for your time and consideration in helping the Center recruit individuals for Camp Millie.  Please feel free to call us at (610) 222-4115, visit our website at or e-mail us for further information.

Sincerely yours,

Lois Harris                                                         Mary Flenders
Program Director                                              Nello’s Corner Coordinator
[email protected]                             [email protected]

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