Volunteer Photographer at Seminar for Families of the Fallen - Hershey, PA

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Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

TAPS would like to engage professional and experienced amateur event photographers at our regional seminar for families of America's fallen military heroes.

TAPS Northeast Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp is an inspirational weekend of support, care, and hope. Sessions are 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 out more about the program at https://www.taps.org/seminars/2022/northeast.

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

Seminar Schedule:

Friday, January 14
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Activities include family check-in and dinner, and evening social events for both children and adults

Saturday, January 29
9:00am - 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, January 30
8:00am - 1:30pm
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 leading national organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to all those grieving the death of a military loved one through peer-based emotional support, connections with grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and the 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline, all at no cost to surviving families. For more information, please visit TAPS.org or call 202.588.TAPS (8277).


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About Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)


3033 Wilson Blvd, Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201, US

Mission Statement

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 100,000 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.


TAPS was founded on the principles of best practices in peer-based emotional support for bereaved survivors. Today, TAPS provides care to over 100,000 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 Jan 28, 2022 - Sun Jan 30, 2022


Hershey Lodge325 University DriveHershey, PA 17033



  • Photography




  • Time Commitment during the weekend is flexible.
  • This is an all vaccinated and masked event. You will be asked to provide proof of a full COVID-19 Vaccination upon arrival, per CDC guidelines.

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