With 45 dedicated volunteers, the volunteer program is essential in Hire Heroes USA’s program delivery and growth. Volunteers increase staff capacity by providing quality, personalized career transition services to veterans and their spouses to supplement the work of our Veteran Transition Specialists. Through mock interviews, resume reviews, and career advice, volunteers help veterans and their spouses gain the confidence needed to find meaningful civilian employment.
What value do volunteers add to Hire Heroes USA?
The value of our volunteers is unparalleled. While we have a diverse staff made up of military veterans and business professionals, we do not have firsthand knowledge about every industry. For example, many of our veterans and their spouses are interested in careers within the federal government. All of our staff members are not experts in this sector, so we rely on the experience of our volunteers to supplement our career coaching – from the application process to interviewing.
What are our volunteers saying about their experience?
After assisting a Navy veteran with interview skills, a volunteer received notice that the unemployed veteran was offered a job. Upon receiving the news, the volunteer wrote, “This note made my day. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to interview her.”
Another volunteer, who is a Hire Heroes USA alumnus himself, wanted to give back to the program that helped him so much. After his first counseling session with an unemployed veteran he said, “The thing that stood out the most was seeing the veteran’s face light up when I told him his earning potential was a heck of a lot more than he estimated. I think that gave him a boost of confidence to keep at it, stay positive, and adjust his sights a bit higher. What an awesome experience!”
How do I become a volunteer?
Becoming a volunteer is easy! Go to our Volunteer page and view our volunteer job descriptions. We offer opportunities in everything from veteran programs to fundraising. If there is something that fits your skills or interests, please email our Volunteer Coordinator with a completed Volunteer Interest Form. We look forward to working with you to empower more veterans and their spouses during their transitions.