TAPS Western Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp, General Event Support

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ORGANIZATION: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

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TAPS is the national nonprofit organization providing compassionate care and comprehensive resources for all those grieving the death of a military or veteran loved one.

To learn more about our organization, visit https://www.taps.org/mission/

This volunteer opportunity will allow for general event support for our Western Regional Seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tasks will vary.

Your generosity will provide our Survivors with a welcoming environment to connect and learn more about their grief. Thank you for signing up.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email seminarvolunteers@taps.org.

5 Shifts

  • Thu Jul 25, 2024 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:45 PM PST - Spots available: 4
    General event setup. Includes tote bag assembly, building and placing signage, photo prep, supply unboxing, etc.
  • Fri Jul 26, 2024 - afternoon / 02:30 PM to 04:45 PM PST - Spots available: 1
    Greeting of survivors, finding attendee bags, and giving general direction to our attendees. Feel free to sign up for both shifts.
  • Fri Jul 26, 2024 - evening / 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM PST - Spots available: 2
    Greeting of survivors, finding attendee bags, and giving general direction to our attendees. Feel free to sign up for both shifts.
  • Sat Jul 27, 2024 - morning / 08:00 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 2
    Greeting of survivors, finding attendee bags, registration teardown, and some inventory.
  • Sun Jul 28, 2024 - afternoon / 12:00 PM to 03:30 PM PST - Spots available: 3
    General seminar teardown. Duties will include boxing of supplies, inventory, weighing and taping boxes.
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About Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Location:

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.

Description

OUR WORK

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 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Veterans & Military Families
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

Thu Jul 25, 2024 - Sun Jul 28, 2024
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
This opportunity has 5 shifts

WHERE

5001 North Scottsdale RoadEmbassy Suites by HiltonScottsdale, AZ 85250

(33.51014,-111.92435)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Anywhere from 2.5 - 4 hours.

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