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Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Midwest Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp 2021

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors is seeking volunteers to support our Midwest Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in Columbus, OH from September 24-26, 2021

About the Seminar: TAPS Survivor Seminars are inspirational programs of support, bringing together adult and child survivors for a weekend of hope and healing. By bringing together peer professionals, subject matter experts, mental health clinicians, and TAPS Peer Mentors, TAPS will come alongside military survivors to walk the grief journey together. TAPS Good Grief Camp, the youth survivor-focused program for children and teens, provides a safe and supportive atmosphere for activities and opportunities to develop coping skills, establish and identify support systems and create awareness that they are not alone in the grief of their loved one.

Volunteers are at the very heart of TAPS, and they are essential for a successful seminar weekend. There are many volunteer opportunities available throughout the weekend.  Roles include:

  • Seminar pack-in and set-up
  • Event logistic support
  • Event photographer
  • Seminar pack-out

All volunteers will be provided a TAPS volunteer t-shirt and name tag that will identify them as a part of our volunteer staff. Volunteers are welcome to join TAPS staff for meals during their shift. A final details email will be sent to volunteers from our office with all of the information needed to arrive prepared.

Those attending and volunteering in-person we will adhere to the CDC and WHO standard event safety protocols. 

About TAPS: TAPS is the national non-profit providing care and support to families and friends grieving the loss of a member of the Armed Forces. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief programming and resources at no cost to surviving families. TAPS was founded on the principles of best practices in peer-based support for bereaved survivors. The organization has assisted more than 85,000 surviving families, casualty assistance officers, and caregivers.

Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Created by:   Lauren Griffin
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (EDT) Available Slot
09/23/2021 (Thu.) 1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Seminar Registration Set-Up (8)

Assist in assembling seminar check in supplies into individual bags for attendees, as well as other check-in set-up tasks. Volunteers may be standing, walking and moving light registration items around during this activity.

 
2 of 8 slots filled
jean bricker
USO
Steve Bricker
USO
09/24/2021 (Fri.) 9:00am - 12:00pm  

Seminar Registration Set-Up (4)

Assist in assembling seminar check in supplies into individual bags for attendees, as well as other check-in set-up tasks. Volunteers may be standing, walking and moving light registration items around during this activity.

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Kaila Cwiekalo
Kaitlin Litman
2:00pm - 5:00pm  

Registration and Logistic Support (8)

Assist Staff with Registration and Welcoming Survivor Attendees. Tasks will include providing a warm welcome and directional assistance throughout the hotel, as well as registration assistance. Volunteers will be standing and walking during this task.

 
1 of 8 slots filled
Elizabeth Fought
USO
5:00pm - 8:00pm  

Registration and Logistic Support (8)

Assist Staff with Registration and Welcoming Survivor Attendees. Tasks will include providing a warm welcome and directional assistance throughout the hotel, as well as registration assistance. Volunteers will be standing and walking during this task.

 
1 of 8 slots filled
Elizabeth Fought
USO
09/25/2021 (Sat.) 7:00am - 10:00am  

Registration and Logistic Support (4)

Assist Staff with Registration and Welcoming Survivor Attendees. Tasks will include providing a warm welcome and directional assistance throughout the hotel, as well as registration assistance. Volunteers will be standing and walking during this task.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
John Meekins
10:00am - 1:00pm  

Event Logistic Support (4)

Assist Staff with daily event tasks including providing directional assistance throughout the hotel. Volunteers will be standing and walking during this task.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Susan Turner
USO
Donna Flinders
USO
John Meekins
1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Seminar Pack-out (4)

Assist in inventorying, packing, measuring, and moving boxes of seminar supplies from meeting spaces, TAPS store, and staff office. Must be able to lift and carry 40lbs. Role will be physically demanding.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Kendall Clark
Susan Turner
USO
Donna Flinders
USO
09/26/2021 (Sun.) 8:00am - 11:00am  

Event Logistic Support (4)

Assist Staff with daily event tasks including providing directional assistance throughout the hotel. Volunteers will be standing and walking during this task.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Hale Whipkey
None
11:00am - 3:00pm  

Seminar Pack-out (4)

Assist in inventorying, packing, measuring, and moving boxes of seminar supplies from meeting spaces, TAPS store, and staff office. Must be able to lift and carry 40lbs. Role will be physically demanding.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Hale Whipkey
None
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