TAPS would like to engage professional and experienced amateur event photographers at seminar for families of America's fallen military heroes.
TAPS Central Regional Military Survivor Seminar is an inspirational weekend of support, care, and hope. Sessions and designed to create a peer support network of families who are grieving the death of someone who has served in America's Armed Forces. The seminar supports survivors as they develop coping skills, share their stories, and honor their loved one. Through the peer connections, families of the fallen are able to cultivate a community of friendship that will last a lifetime.
TAPS Good Grief Camp for children and teens provides a safe and supportive atmosphere to conduct activities and opportunities to learn coping skills, establish and identify support systems, and create awareness that they are not alone in the grief of their loved one. Children and teens meet others of their own age group to share and learn, together.
You can find more information at https://www.taps.org/seminars/2020/central
Volunteer photographers who have a journalistic approach to photography and are experienced covering events and capturing candid images are required. There will be very little need for posed photographs, so someone who knows how to find moments of human connection and emotion is the best to help us tell our story.
Photos that are hi-res jpeg (>10 mb), magazine and brochure quality are required as these photos may be used in TAPS marketing materials and publications.
Photos may be taken both indoors and outdoors.
Raw images should be submitted within 24 hours after the event via downloadable link.
Photo credits will be given to volunteer photographer for images used in hard publications.
We can be flexible with the schedule and work around your availability.
Additional Notes: Parking will be paid for and meals will be provided during the event.
Friday, November 13 5:00pm - 9:00pm Activities include family check-in and dinner, and evening social events for both children and adults
Saturday, November 14 (most important day of the three) 8:30am - 8:00pm Activities include opening session, one large group photo is needed, photos needed of adult and youth sessions in action, lunch and dinner, and evening activities.
Sunday, November 15 8:00am - 12:00pm Photos needed of adult and youth sessions in action, lunch, and the conclusion of program.
About TAPS: The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes and has offered support to more than 85,000 surviving family members of our fallen military and their caregivers since 1994. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to www.taps.org or call the toll-free TAPS resource and information helpline at 1.800.959.TAPS (8277).
PLEASE CONTACT LORI BRANCH AT VOLUNTEER@TAPS.ORG OR 202-391-0845 WITH ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
3033 Wilson Blvd, Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201, US
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. TAPS has assisted more than 85,000 surviving families, casualty officers and caregivers. If you are grieving the loss of a fallen service member, or if you know someone who can use our support, the TAPS 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline is always available toll-free with loving support and resources at 800-959-TAPS (8277). If our mission to care for the families of America’s fallen heroes speaks to you as well, we welcome you to connect with us about giving, volunteering, professional engagement or careers.
TAPS provides a variety of programs to survivors nation and worldwide. Our National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp has been held annually in Washington, D.C. over Memorial Day weekend since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional survivor seminars with adult and youth programs at locations across the country as well as retreats and expeditions around the world. Staff connects surviving family members to counseling in their community and helps navigate benefits and resources.
PEER SUPPORT FOR BEREAVED SURVIVORS
TAPS was founded on the principles of best practices in peer-based emotional support for bereaved survivors. Today, TAPS provides care to over 75,000 grieving military family members using these best practices. Peer support gives those who have had a unique experience or who are facing a personal challenge the framework to connect with others who share that experience or challenge. Peer support happens in individual and group settings. By the simple act of knowing they are not alone in their experience and realizing that other have overcome similar challenges, peers find validation, normalization, and ultimately, a sense of hopefulness.
TAPS is a national nonprofit 501(c)3 Veterans Service Organization and has a four-star rating on Charity Navigator.
Veterans & Military Families
Fri Nov 13, 2020 - Sun Nov 15, 2020
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch315 Chestnut StreetSt. Louis, MO63102
October 12, 2020
Time varies based on the day(s) commitment. Please see the Seminar schedule to see the hour blocks.