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Wednesday , March , 21 2018



Camp Dragonfly/Program for Grieving Children & Teens

Camp Dragonfly, a program of Program for Grieving Children & Teens provides support for children and teens (and their caregivers) who have experienced the death of a close family member or a friend. As a program volunteer, you may work as part of a team facilitating a support group session or help with special projects.

Persons who wish to volunteer for Camp Dragonfly only must meet the following requirements:

1. Phone Screening

2. Application

3. References

4. HIPAA/Confidentiality

5. Corporate Compliance

6. Criminal Background Check

7. DHHS Check (Workin with children)


9. Meeting with the Bereavement Coordinator:

  • One afternoon week of the camp to assign and explain roles.
  • Afternoon before camp at the venue for setup.
  • Morning Meetings day of camp.

10. Acknowledgement of Readiness signed by Bereavement Coordinator

Volunteers do not need the following:

  • TB Test
  • 3-Day Training


This is a comprehensive training designed to prepare new volunteers for their role in facilitating groups for children, teens and adults. The overall training is 27-hours.

The training is provided by Bereavement staff and some of the topics include:

  • Introduction to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice
  • Overview of Grief
  • A Young Child's Understanding of Death
  • Elements of Healing
  • The Skill of Group Facilitation
  • Essential Skills
  • Communication Techniques
  • Supporting Teens in Death
  • Guidelines for Play
  • Intake Information
  • Boundaries of the Volunteer Role
  • Helping Children Through Activities

For the upcoming training schedule click on the Training Calendar.