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Tu Nidito seeks volunteers to help ill, grieving children

Citizen Staff Report

When illness or death invades a family, children can become overwhelmed by grief and fear.

Tu Nidito Children and Family Services, which provides support to seriously ill children and their families in Tucson, is seeking volunteers to help the growing number of children in its program.

Trained volunteers serve as friends, playmates, mentors and tutors to sick kids and their siblings.

The nonprofit organization, which helps more than 800 children whose lives have been impacted by serious illness and death each year, is in urgent need of mentors to avoid turning children away, according to Tu Nidito’s Ciara Meyer. Programs support ill children, as well as those experiencing the illness or death of a family member.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and complete a training program before working with children and families. Volunteers serve as facilitators in support groups, work one-on-one with children and provide support to caregivers.

Applications are available at www.tunidito.org or by calling 322-9155.

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