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Volunteer Training: Tree House Program

January 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


The Tree House Program

Volunteer Facilitator Job Description

The Tree House –        

The Tree House is our largest program, engaging children between the ages of 4 and 18 whose parent or sibling has died and their surviving parent or guardian in a bi-weekly evening group experience.  Each Tree House evening is comprised of three segments: a multi-family group meal, cohort small groups and a large group conclusion.  We meet two times per month in the evenings from September through May.

Job Summary:

The Volunteer Facilitator, under the supervision of the Tree House Coordinator, is responsible for the facilitation of bereavement support groups offered to Tree House families.


– Completion of 21 hour training program

– Working knowledge of The Tree House Curriculum

– Good interpersonal and communication skills

– Ability to work with other people as a team

– Ability to initiate child-related activities


  • Attendance at the 18 scheduled sessions from September through May. Up to 3 Absences will be allowed
  • Active participation in preparing, planning and orchestrating the evening’s activities
  • Minimum attendance of one In-Service a year
  • Adherence to the rules of confidentiality and respect
  • Communication of sensitive group issues to the Tree House Coordinator, as needed

Fee: the fee to participate in this training is $75, which will be collected by January 12th.

****Please call the BCW office 914-787-6158 x1317 to inquire more about this volunteer opportunity and to schedule an interview for the training.


January 26, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Palmer Hall 3
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708 United States
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