Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

TAPS Midwest Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors is seeking volunteers to support our Midwest Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in Independence, OH from August 2-4, 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 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 
  • Family check-in
  • Event photographer
  • Program logistics
  • 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.

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: Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard, Independence, OH

Created by:   Sharon Paz
 

Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (PDT) Available Slot
08/01/2019 (Thu.) 1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Seminar Pack-in (5)

Assist in moving boxes of seminar supplies from loading dock to staff office, TAPS store, and program areas. Must be able to lift and carry 40lbs. Role will be physically demanding.

 
08/02/2019 (Fri.) 9:00am - 1:00pm  

Seminar Set-up (6)

Set-up office and meeting space, decorate, distribute sinage, prepare supplies for family check-in. Role will require carrying, lifting, and standing/walking for much of the time.

 
2:00pm - 5:30pm  

TAPS Store Sales & Support (2)

While providing excellent customer service, volunteers will conduct sales using an IPad (we'll train you), ensure that merchandise is neat, orderly, and restocked. Must be able to lift 40 lbs and stand for long periods of time through out shift.

 
2:00pm - 7:00pm  

Family Check-In (4)

Assist TAPS staff during family check-in by distributing seminar supplies and other related tasks.

 
5:00pm - 9:00pm  

TAPS Store Sales & Support (2)

While providing excellent customer service, volunteers will conduct sales using an IPad (we'll train you), ensure that merchandise is neat, orderly, and restocked. Must be able to lift 40 lbs and stand for long periods of time through out shift.

 
5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Photographer (4)

Professional & experienced amateur photographers needed to cover seminar. Working from a shot list, be able to capture images to be used in print and social media platforms. Times listed are limits of coverage need. Can flex with your availability.

 
08/03/2019 (Sat.) 7:00am - 12:30pm  

Seminar Logistics Support (3)

Assist staff with logistical details: resetting meeting rooms, preparing handouts, moving supplies, inventorying supplies, greeting at meals, preparing boxes for shipping.

 
8:00am - 12:30pm  

TAPS Store Sales & Support (2)

While providing excellent customer service, volunteers will conduct sales using an IPad (we'll train you), ensure that merchandise is neat, orderly, and restocked. Must be able to lift 40 lbs and stand for long periods of time through out shift.

 
8:00am - 7:00pm  

Photographer (4)

Professional & experienced amateur photographers needed to cover seminar. Working from a shot list, be able to capture images to be used in print and social media platforms. Times listed are limits of coverage need. Can flex with your availability.

 
12:30pm - 5:30pm  

Seminar Logistics Support (3)

Assist staff with logistical details: resetting meeting rooms, preparing handouts, moving supplies, inventorying supplies, greeting at meals, preparing boxes for shipping.

 

TAPS Store Sales & Support (2)

While providing excellent customer service, volunteers will conduct sales using an IPad (we'll train you), ensure that merchandise is neat, orderly, and restocked. Must be able to lift 40 lbs and stand for long periods of time through out shift.

 
08/04/2019 (Sun.) 8:00am - 2:00pm  

TAPS Store Sales & Support (2)

While providing excellent customer service, volunteers will conduct sales using an IPad (we'll train you), ensure that merchandise is neat, orderly, and restocked. Must be able to lift 40 lbs and stand for long periods of time through out shift.

 
9:00am - 2:00pm  

Photographer (4)

Professional & experienced amateur photographers needed to cover seminar. Working from a shot list, be able to capture images to be used in print and social media platforms. Times listed are limits of coverage need. Can flex with your availability.

 
1:00pm - 6:00pm  

Seminar Pack Out (5)

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.

 


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