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For Immediate Release:
February 19, 2014

Southcoast VNA is currently seeking volunteers for Camp Angel Wings

A two-day bereavement camp to be held on July 12 and 13

Camp Angel Wings from Southcoast VNA

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — Southcoast® Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is currently seeking volunteers for its 11th annual bereavement camp, "Camp Angel Wings," in July. This is a fun-filled, two-day camp experience for children ages 6 through 15, who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The camp will be held on July 12 and 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Camp Welch in Assonet.

In order to participate, volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete and submit volunteer application as soon as possible but no later thanĀ  June 9
  • Provide two references
  • Undergo successful state background check

In addition, all volunteers will need to complete volunteer training, which will be provided by Southcoast VNA. The responsibilities of the volunteer will be to serve as camp counselor to a group of 6 to 7 children (requires a commitment to the entire weekend), or to lead or assist with grief activities such as grief walk, petting zoo, arts and crafts, planting flowers, and decorating masks, photo frames and memory boxes. Camp Angel Wings uses various interactive activities to help campers share their loss, and memorialize loved ones. All activities are designed to reduce feelings of isolation while improving the self-esteem of children and teens who share like experiences in grief.

Those interested in volunteering should contact Lindsay Coe, Camp Coordinator at 508-973-3219 or To find out more about Camp Angel Wings, visit the Southcoast website at

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Rachel Davis
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
Pager: 508-387-6647

Joanne Gregory
Director of Community Affairs
Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association
Phone: 508-973-3470
Fax: 508-973-3360

Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at Connect to Southcoast through social media at

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