The backbone of our Tree House program is the special group of volunteers who lead the 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 - 2017
February 10 9am-4pm
February 11 9am-4pm
February 15 6pm-9pm
March 1 6pm-9pm
Training will take place in lower Westchester. Please call the Bereavement Center of Westchester office at 914.787.6158 ext 1305 or ext 1317 for further information, including specific training location details and/or to enroll in the training.
Please read this essay about volunteering: “I've Looked at Grief From Both Sides Now”.