Chaplaincy2018-08-04T23:19:03+00:00

Chaplaincy

Volunteer chaplains are assigned to one cottage and go there weekly to provide a “non-anxious listening presence.” The minimum commitment is 9 months. Of course, holidays/vacations can be flexible!  Regulations require chaplains commit to being available to counsel all youth without judgment or proselytizing or conversion.

Chaplain volunteers assist with a variety of needs, including:

  • Religious support for individuals who are fearful, depressed, or worried (or sometimes annoyed)
  • Non-judgmental listening and crisis intervention
  • Help in finding a sense of hope, meaning, or purpose
  • Connection to clergy from an individual’s specific faith background
  • Prayer
  • Religious materials and resources

Our goal is that each cottage will have 1 trained chaplain volunteer assigned to it.

contact susan@smilepower.org for more details