We Can Make A Difference Together
The backbone of our Tree House program is the special group of volunteers who lead the children peer support groups under the supervision of our staff.
To become a group facilitator, a volunteer completes a 21-hour training program, exploring the nature of grief for children and adults, and learns the skills necessary to lead a group. The training is simultaneously challenging and enriching, leaving those who complete it with a unique understanding of the process through which they can help others to heal. Over the years, many volunteers have described the training – and subsequent experience as a facilitator – as some of the most rewarding of their lives.
Volunteer facilitator training classes are held annually.
Tree House Volunteer Training Schedule – 2022
- Friday, March 25th 9am-4:30pm
- Saturday, March 26th 9am-4:30pm
- Wednesday, March 30th 6pm-9pm
Training will take place at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital.
Please contact Patricia DiScenza at 914-787-6158 x1034172 for more information.
Please read this essay about volunteering: “I’ve Looked at Grief From Both Sides Now”.
Please fill out the volunteer form below or call the Bereavement Center of Westchester/The Tree House office at 914.787.6158 for further information, including specific training location details and/or to enroll in the training.