Teach Meditation to Teens or Adults

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Silver Hill Hospital

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Silver Hill volunteers offer meditation groups at various times throughout the week. Using any format that you practice, provide a 30-45 minute group to adults (age 18+) or teens who are at Silver Hill Hospital for the treatment of a mental health condition. Lead teens in a mindful movement or meditation session that helps them achieve a more relaxed state and acquire new skills. You must possess outstanding communication skills, practice meditation in your personal life and be comfortable leading an educational/experiential group. All volunteer-led groups are monitored by our staff. An orientation to the hospital is required. We ask you to provide one written reference and authorize the hospital to conduct a criminal background check. All volunteers must also show proof of a negative PPD (tuberculosis screening). Please contact Lisa Ruggiero, director of volunteers at 203-801-2320 or lruggiero@silverhillhospital.org to set up an initial meeting.

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About Silver Hill Hospital


208 Valley Road, New Canaan, CT 06840, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Silver Hill Hospital is to provide our patients with the best available treatment of mental illness and addiction; and to offer continuing support, counseling and education to our patients and their families in every phase of illness and recovery. For over seventy years, Silver Hill Hospital has been at the forefront of psychiatry and leads the way in providing the best treatment for psychiatric illnesses and addiction. Our track record of success is based on a carefully executed team effort, one that uses an array of powerful tools, talent and knowledge to help people turn their lives around.


Silver Hill Hospital is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized, independent psychiatric hospital offering diagnosis and treatment for the full range of psychiatric illnesses and substance use disorders.

Because Silver Hill is a hospital that provides both inpatient and residential treatment, patients have the advantage of our unusually broad and comprehensive range of programs. Patients who are acutely ill and who require intensive psychiatric and nursing supervision are treated in one of our adult or adolescent inpatient units. Treatments there tend to be medically oriented and the stay is typically short.

Patients who are ready for more psychological and behavioral interventions can be treated in our residential Transitional Living Programs, where there is more openness and the treatment course is longer.

All volunteers are requested to grant permission for a background check and are required to participate in an initial orientation and training process (group or one-on-one with volunteer manager)


We'll work with your schedule.


208 Valley RoadNew Canaan, CT 06840



  • Youth Services
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Psychology
  • Spiritual Healing




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • 1 hour per week weekly or at least twice per month

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