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Volunteer Training: Tree House Program

January 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Volunteer Training Schedule

Winter 2019



  • Friday, January 25th                9:00am-4:30pm  (Palmer Hall 3)
  • Saturday, January 26th            9:00am-4:30pm  (Palmer Hall 3)
  • Wednesday, January 30th        6:00pm-9:00pm  (BCW office)
  • Wednesday, February 6th             6:00pm-9:00pm  (BCW office)


New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

55 Palmer Avenue – 3rd floor
Bronxville, NY 10708

The Bereavement Center of Westchester

670 White Plains Road
Suite #213
Scarsdale, NY 10583

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 25, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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