Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

TAPS National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar & Good Grief Camp

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors is recruiting volunteers to support our National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in Phoenix, AZ from October 11-13, 2019.

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 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 to include:

  • Greeting survivors arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
  • Seminar set-up
  • Family check-in
  • TAPS Store
  • Event photographer
  • Daily Seminar Logistics
  • Seminar pack-out

All volunteers will be provided a yellow 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. A final details email will be sent to volunteers before the event with all of the information needed to arrive prepared. Any questions should be directed to [email protected] or 202-588-TAPS (8277).

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.

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (MDT) Available Slot
10/10/2019 (Thu.) Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N 7th St, Phoenix  3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Seminar Set-up (10)

Prepare office & workshop space, decorate, distribute signage, prepare supplies for family check-in. This job involves long periods of walking, standing, and carrying.

 
5 of 10 slots filled
Sandee Denomme
USAA
Nicolas Nelson
USAA
Kara Allen
USAA
Cecil Casper
USAA
Vivian Register
Franciscian Renewal Center
10/11/2019 (Fri.) Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Terminal 4, Baggage Claim, 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd  9:15am - 12:45pm  

Airport Greeter (15)

Volunteers work with TAPS staff providing warm welcome to surviving families in airport baggage claim area. Greeters provide a friendly face while escorting families to shuttle area. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.

 
4 of 15 slots filled
Melissa Kaehler
USAA
Rose Mullins
USAA
Amelia Addington
USAA
Cecil Casper
USAA
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N 7th St, Phoenix  9:45am - 1:30pm  

Family Check-in & Support (6)

Support TAPS staff during family check-in. Provide directions, distribute supplies as needed, act as a runner.

 
All slots filled
Sandee Denomme
USAA
Eloisa Garcia
USAA
Michael Sandberg
USAA
Jennifer Mazzocchi
USAA
Amelia Addington
USAA
Cheryl Beall
USAA
10:00am - 3:00pm  

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.

 
Lynette Williams
Returning TAPS Volunteer!
10:00am - 8:30pm  

Photographer (we can be flexible with your availability) (4)

Professional & 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
Julie Lynn Kelly
HappyHeart
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Terminal 4, Baggage Claim, 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd  12:30pm - 4:00pm  

Airport Greeter (15)

Volunteers work with TAPS staff providing warm welcome to surviving families in airport baggage claim area. Greeters provide a friendly face while escorting families to shuttle area. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.

 
2 of 15 slots filled
Quintina Johnson
Cecil Casper
USAA
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N 7th St, Phoenix  1:30pm - 5:00pm  

Family Check-in & Support (5)

Support TAPS staff during family check-in. Provide directions, distribute supplies as needed, act as a runner.

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Sandee Denomme
USAA
Vivian Register
Franciscian Renewal Center
3:00pm - 7:00pm  

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.

 
Lynette Williams
Returning TAPS Volunteer!
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Terminal 4, Baggage Claim, 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd  3:45pm - 7:15pm  

Airport Greeter (15)

Volunteers work with TAPS staff providing warm welcome to surviving families in airport baggage claim area. Greeters provide a friendly face while escorting families to shuttle area. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.

 
3 of 15 slots filled
Quintina Johnson
Codi Seegers
USAA
Cecil Casper
USAA
10/12/2019 (Sat.) Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N 7th St, Phoenix  8:00am - 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.

 
Lynette Williams
Returning TAPS Volunteer!
9:00am - 1:00pm  

Saturday Seminar Logistics

Assist staff after registration with inventory and packing of supplies. Reset workshop space, act as runner.

 
Sandee Denomme
USAA
9:00am - 9:00pm  

Photographer (we can be flexible with your availability) (4)

Professional & 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 - 5:00pm  

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.

 
Lynette Williams
Returning TAPS Volunteer!
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Saturday Seminar Logistics

Assist staff after registration with inventory and packing of supplies. Reset workshop space, act as runner.

 
Sandee Denomme
USAA
10/13/2019 (Sun.) Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N 7th St, Phoenix  8:00am - 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.

 
Lynette Williams
Returning TAPS Volunteer!
9:00am - 8:00pm  

Photographer (we can be flexible with your availability) (4)

Professional & 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 - 5:00pm  

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.

 
Lynette Williams
Returning TAPS Volunteer!
10/14/2019 (Mon.) Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N 7th St, Phoenix  8:00am - 1:00pm  

Seminar Pack-out (4)

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

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Cecil Casper
USAA


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