Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Southern Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp

TAPS is recruiting volunteers to support our Southern Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp

Location: Fort Hood, TX

Dates: March 14-17

About the Seminar: TAPS Military 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 comes alongside military survivors to walk the 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 establish and identify support systems, develop coping skills, 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. There are many opportunities available throughout the weekend.  Roles include:

  • Seminar pack-in
  • Seminar set-up
  • Family check-in
  • TAPS store support
  • Event photographers
  • Saturday Seminar Logistics
  • Seminar pack-out

All volunteers will be provided a TAPS 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. On-site point of contact will be Sharon Paz, Manager of TAPS Volunteer Resources.  A final details email will be sent to volunteers before the event with all of the information needed to arrive prepared.

Any Questions: Please contact Sharon Paz, Volunteer Resources Manager, [email protected] or 571-385-2565.  

About TAPS: TAPS is the national nonprofit caring for the families of America's fallen heroes. 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 military families.  We have assisted more than 85,000 surviving family members, casualty officers, and battle buddies.   

Location: Fort Hood, TX

Created by:   Sharon Paz
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (EDT) Available Slot
03/14/2019 (Thu.) 9:00am - 1:00pm  

Seminar Pack-in and Set-up (10)

Assist TAPS staff in moving tables, chairs, and boxes from loading dock to seminar spaces. Unpacking and sorting of supplies. Putting up signage. Must be physically fit and able to lift/carry 40lbs. We will be standing and moving throughout the shift.

 
3 of 10 slots filled
Angela Augustus
N/A
Dana Key
6-3SFAB
Bella Gray
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Seminar Pack-in and Set-up (10)

Assist TAPS staff in moving tables, chairs, and boxes from loading dock to seminar spaces. Unpacking and sorting of supplies. Putting up signage. Must be physically fit and able to lift/carry 40lbs. We will be standing and moving throughout the shift.

 
1 of 10 slots filled
Mike Cooper
03/15/2019 (Fri.) 9:00am - 2:00pm  

Seminar Set-up (10)

Assist TAPS staff in unpacking and sorting of supplies. Prepare office & meeting space, decorate, distribute sinage, prepare supplies for family check-in. Must be physically fit and able to lift and carry 40lbs.

 
9 of 10 slots filled
Summer McAfee (5)
USAA
Mike Cooper
Dana Key
6-3SFAB
Katherine Smith
New York Life Insurance
Emily Williamson
SFAB
9:00am - 9:00pm  

Baking Treats for Survivor Coffee Breaks (20)

I don't know a survivor who wouldn't appreciate a home baked treat between sessions. Baked treats that are shelf stable and can be eaten with fingers works best. Ingredient list requested

 
5 of 20 slots filled
Amy Boothe
Minerva Cotton
Cackie Howe (3)
2:00pm - 7:00pm  

Family Check-in & Logistics (6)

Complete seminar set-up preparation for adult and youth programs. Provide directions to family members, distribute name tags, programs, t-shirts and tote bags during family check-in. Must maintain friendly and welcoming atmosphere for seminar attendees.

 
5 of 6 slots filled
Angela Augustus
N/A
Esther Zuniga
Fort Hood Spouses’ Club
Amy Boothe
Mike Cooper
Judi Matlick
3:00pm - 9:00pm  

TAPS Store Support

Use excellent customer service to sell TAPS merchandise and complete transactions on iPad register (we'll train you). Keep store neat & orderly. Must be able to lift 30lbs and stand for long periods of time.

 
Summer McAfee
USAA
4:30pm - 8:30pm  

Photographer (We can schedule around your availability) (4)

Professional or experienced amateur photographers needed to cover seminar. Work from a shot list, able to capture emotion, diversity, branding in images to be used in print and social media platforms. Shoot in raw and submit high res jpeg (>10mb)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Mike Jones
Texas Dept of Criminal Justice
03/16/2019 (Sat.) 8:30am - 12:30pm  

TAPS Store Support

Use excellent customer service to sell TAPS merchandise and complete transactions on iPad register (we'll train you). Keep store neat & orderly. Must be able to lift 30lbs and stand for long periods of time.

 
Mike Cooper
8:30am - 12:30pm  

Saturday Seminar Logistics (5)

Assist staff after registration with inventory and packing of supplies. Reset workshop space, erect hero photo wall, greet family members at lunchtime.

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Judi Matlick
Latecia Jones
3rd SFAB
Jerwayne Jones
3rd SFAB
Anna San Miguel
USAF
8:30am - 8:00pm  

Photographer (We can schedule around your availability) (4)

Professional or experienced amateur photographers needed to cover seminar. Work from a shot list, able to capture emotion, diversity, branding in images to be used in print and social media platforms. Shoot in raw and submit high res jpeg (>10mb)

 
03/17/2019 (Sun.) 8:30am - 2:00pm  

Photographer (We can schedule around your availability) (4)

Professional or experienced amateur photographers needed to cover seminar. Work from a shot list, able to capture emotion, diversity, branding in images to be used in print and social media platforms. Shoot in raw and submit high res jpeg (>10mb)

 
12:30pm - 5:30pm  

TAPS Store Support

Use excellent customer service to sell TAPS merchandise and complete transactions on iPad register (we'll train you). Keep store neat & orderly. Must be able to lift 30lbs and stand for long periods of time.

 
Angela Augustus
N/A

Seminar Pack-out (12)

Assist TAPS staff in packing and moving boxes to prepare for shipment. Must be physically fit and able to lift/carry 40lbs.

 


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