Camp Erin (Children's Bereavement)
Company: CaringMatters
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Location: 518 S. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877
Project Details

Seeking volunteers for our overnight weekend camp, Camp Erin (Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17), for children grieving the death of a loved one. Camp Erin, held at Bar-T Mountainside in Urbana, MD, is a bereavement camp offered to children ages 6 through 17 and includes age-appropriate discussions and fun-filled creative experiences designed to help children share their feelings with their peers who are in similar situations. Camp Erin is offered in partnership between CaringMatters and Bar-T, a premier childcare provider. We need adult volunteers who serve in a variety of roles. We especially need volunteers who can serve as a "Big Buddy" to a child who has recently experienced the death of a loved one. A Big Buddy provides caring support to his or her assigned Little Buddy by listening to the child discuss the loss, both in the supervised group sessions and throughout the camp events. All Camp Erin volunteers must go through a one-day training held on Saturday, May 2. Volunteers must be 21 or older. All volunteers must go through a background check.

General requirements


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One day training for the 3 day weekend camp.
  • Complete volunteer application and reference forms available online at
  • Skills Area
    Youth Services
    Family Therapy
    Child Welfare
    Child Development
    Cross-cultural Communication