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:

· Friday, March 1st – 9:00am-4:30pm

· Saturday, March 2nd – 9:00am-4:30pm

· Wednesday, March 6th – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Training will take place at The Bereavement Center of Westchester.

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.

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