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“Rangers help, First Aid treats, Sanctuary soothes.”

What is Sanctuary?

Sanctuary offers our Fireflies peer counseling in the event of a non-medically related event or emergency. Sanctuary is a safe, comfortable, and private space for participants that need a caring listener or low stimulus environment. Sanctuary is about Grounding and Growing. Participants that use Sanctuary are like lost wild dandelion seed in the wind. It’s our job to bring those flying seeds back down to planet Earth, ground them, and then allow them to grow again.

Why Sanctuary?

Each participant attends Firefly for fun. We wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t fun, whatever that may mean to each of us. The participants that come to Sanctuary are usually no longer having fun. They are no longer experiencing joy. We help these participants to be grounded again. We engage with participants when they need someone to talk to, need assistance with emotional trauma, interpersonal issues, anxiety, triggering of past events or just overwhelmed and overstimulated by the FireFly experience.

Sanctuary volunteers help our participants walk through their difficult time.

Where is Sanctuary?

Sanctuary is located at the top of the field to the right of the main entrance to the woods on Mercurial Path.

2018 Sanctuary Training

As a Sanctuary volunteer, we require that you take a safety training before your shift. There are two trainings, one in the Boston area, and one on site at Firefly.

Boston Area 2017 Pre-Event Training


Firefly On-Site Training:

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 @ 3:00pm
Sanctuary (at the top of the field)
We’ll go over everything you need for your Sanctuary shift.

Please contact us with any questions, or if you wish to be added to our mailing list, at

Volunteer Shifts

Volunteer shifts of all types (Support, Liaison, Lead, Supervisor) can be signed up for in the Firefly Volunteer System.

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