The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Student Bereavement Support Team is a group of volunteers dedicated to helping children cope with the death of a loved one. Each volunteer team member is highly trained in techniques that encourage children dealing with a death to express their thoughts and feeling in an environment that provides the reassurance and support a grieving child needs. Groups range from one child up to eight children. Children served are in grades kindergarten through 12 th grade. They meet for a period of four to six weeks.
Students are served in schools both north and south of the Broad.