Volunteers needed to Help Grieving Children and Teens at Camp Pathways
The Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton Pathways of Hope℠ Grief Counseling Center is seeking volunteers for Camp Pathways, a unique experience for children and teens, ages 7-17, who have experienced the death of a loved one. Volunteers are needed to help support them during the camp, June 24-26, 2022, at Camp Joy Outdoor Education Center in Warren County.
The camp is designed for children and teens to express their feelings of grief in a safe and fun environment. Trained staff and volunteers will lead the activities under the direction of bereavement counseling professionals. In addition to learning how to cope with and heal from loss, the children and teen campers will enjoy fun distractions from their grief including swimming, fishing, canoeing, high ropes course, field games, climbing wall, and challenge hike.
Pathways of Hope is seeking volunteers who can serve as a buddy to a camper of the same gender to help support them in their journey during Camp Pathways. Volunteers must be older than 18 and are required to complete applications and submit references by 5 pm on April 29, 2022.
Helping professionals and those studying to become helping professionals are encouraged to apply. A background check is required, and training will be provided. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a completed medical or religious exemption form is also required for all volunteers.
Camp Pathways is part of the programming available at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton through the Pathways of Hope Grief Counseling Center. Support and education are provided by bereavement counseling professionals with an expertise in serving grieving children, adolescents and adults.
Click here to apply to become a volunteer for Camp Pathways. For more information, call the volunteer coordinator, Sarah, at 937.623.5655.
Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice, is a not-for-profit hospice provider. Since 1978, it has served patients and families in the Dayton region in their homes, extended care and assisted living facilities, and the Hospice House location in Dayton. Grief support services are available to the entire community through the Pathways of Hope Grief Counseling Center. Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton serves more than 1,000 patients and families daily, achieving national recognition for innovative services and outstanding care.