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 learning 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 at the BCW Office.
Tree House Volunteer Training
Volunteer training will be offered on the following Wednesday evenings in 2015:
January 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4 (snow date)
Tree House Teen Volunteer Training
Monday, October 13th 10:00am-2:00pm
Bereavement Center of Westchester
670 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Call for information and to enroll on 914.787.6158. Ext. 1305
Read this essay about volunteering, “I've Looked at Grief From Both Sides Now”.