Volunteers offer companionship and support for bereaved family members for thirteen months after the loss of a loved one. The volunteers work under the direction of professional bereavement staff and receive special training.
They also provide invaluable assistance at Camp Mariposa, a bereavement camp for children ages 5-12 held three times a year. The camp helps children move through their grief in a healing and expressive way...it’s most rewarding for everyone involved!
Camp volunteers can make a valuable contribution to the healing of youngsters undergoing loss. Below, Clarissa, now 21, tells how Camp Mariposa and the children’s bereavement program still helps her cope seven years after the loss of her father.