Become a volunteer and help support grieving children and teens. The Solace Tree’s next volunteer training sessions are Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 6 from 5:15 to 8:00 p.m.
The Solace Tree mission is to provide peer support, information and education to schools and the community to promote healing and recovery for grieving children, teens and their families who are affected by loss. Solace Tree volunteers enable children and adults to talk about the things they can’t talk about at school or with peers. It is the volunteers in each group that provide safety for the children and families to share their grief. The Solace Tree runs its programs on the traditional Washoe County School District schedule. Volunteers do not work on holidays.
Download the volunteer application from http://www.solacetree.org/solacetree-volunteer.pdf, and then send it to The Solace Tree, P.O. Box 2944, Reno, NV 89505, along with the training fee of $50. The fee is a donation to the program and goes towards background checks, snacks, insurance, training materials, camp supplies and power bills. Volunteers work directly with grieving children and teens twice a month (four to eight hours) in peer support groups. A three-day training (with course fee) is required. Volunteers are required to make a one year commitment to the program.
The Solace Tree, Inc. a 501c (3) non-profit based in Reno, NV. For more information, visit www.solacetree.org.