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Camp Compassion 2024
Volunteer Application

Camp Compassion is a free, weekend-long, overnight bereavement camp for youth ages 6-17 who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. The Cove will host Camp Compassion 2024 from May 3rd - May 5th at Club Getaway in Kent, CT. Please complete this application if you would like to volunteer. Once completed, you will receive a form to complete a background check as well as information about our 2024 camp volunteer trainings.

Are you a mental health professional?
Are you a registered nurse or physicians assistant?
If yes, would you be willing to administer medications at camp?

Emergency Contact Information

Volunteer Availability

Are you interested in helping to transport supplies/​set up for camp on Thursday May 2nd? (please note this is NOT a requirement)
Would you be available to help with breakdown of camp at the end of the day? (until 2pm on Sunday May 5th)

Volunteer Background Information

As part of the application process for all Camp Compassion volunteers, a $20 background check must be completed each year, even if you have volunteered in the past. Once this application is completed, you will be emailed a DCF form to be completed as part of the background check process. This information must be completed to be a volunteer for camp. If there is any information you would like to disclose prior to the background check, please do so below. 

Have you ever been convicted of a felony and/​or misdemeanor?
Do You Have Any Criminal Charges Or Investigations Against You Currently Pending?

Volunteer Experience

Do you have past experience working with grieving youth or adults?
Do you or have you volunteered for one of our Cove sites?
I hereby give permission for The Cove Center for Grieving Children, Inc. to use the photographic likeness of myself and/​or my child(ren) in either photographs or film to promote the mission of The Cove, a program for grieving children and their families.

Once you submit your application, you will be redirected to our donation page where you can make a suggested $20 background check payment. A background check is required annually for all camp volunteers-- this donation helps to offset the total cost. We thank you for your generosity!

Thanks for submitting!

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