Southcoast VNA seeking volunteers for 13th annual Camp Angel Wings

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. – Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association, known in the community as Southcoast VNA, is seeking volunteers for its 13th annual bereavement camp, Camp Angel Wings, in July. This is a meaningful, fun-filled, two-day camp experience for children and teens, ages 6 through 15, who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The camp will be held on July 16 and 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Camp Welch in Assonet.

Volunteers will serve as camp counselors to groups of six to seven children (requires a commitment to the entire weekend), or to lead or assist with grief activities such as a grief walk, petting zoo, planting flowers, and decorating masks, photo frames and memory boxes. All activities are designed to reduce feelings of isolation and improve the self-esteem of children and teens who share like experiences in grief.

In order to participate, volunteers must complete and submit a volunteer application as soon as possible, and no later than June 5, provide two references, and undergo a successful state background check. In addition, all volunteers will need to complete volunteer training, which will be provided by Southcoast VNA.

For more information, visit, or contact the Camp Angel Wings coordinator at 508-973-3426 or