Prerequisite Opportunity: Stand UP for Veterans Interest List
Veterans & Military Families, Hunger & Homelessness
Homeless;Military/Veterans;People with Disabilities
Age Minimum (with Adult) - 18, Minimum Age - 18+, Skill Category - N/A
Stand UP for Veterans Interest List
The “Stand Up for Veterans” program (originally inspired by the military term Stand Down), provides an opportunity to achieve a brief respite from the streets and immediately access needed services. Veterans will assemble in a base camp model that will include showers, meals, clothing, hygiene care kits, medical and legal advice, veteran benefit information, employment services, in a safe and supportive environment including veteran peer navigators.
Today more than 160 organizations across the country partner with local businesses, government agencies, tribal governments, community, and faith-based service providers to hold events in local communities for homeless veterans and their families. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers.
Volunteers should wear comfortable closed toe shoes, lots of standing. bring sun screen, maybe even a hat, as you will be working from inside gym area to outside events. Jeans a good idea. There will be a lunch provide and water, T shirst will be provided to Volunteers. positions available at these events include administrative support, outreach & marketing, entertainment, communication, event check-in, meal service, informational booth, safety & security and veteran peer navigators.
BECAUSE YOU ARE OVER THE AGE 55
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THROUGH 12/31/2017
Santa Ana, CA 92705