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.