POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Vet Corps member will serve at their respective site. Members are to serve as a guide and assistant for students enrolled or looking to enroll in college who currently are veterans or their family members, whether new to the military, still active, or have finished military service. Members will organize a minimum of 3 service projects during the academic year that will benefit the student veterans and/or surrounding community.
Site Specifications: This position will be located on military installations; non-profits and colleges. All volunteers will work closely with staff and representatives of their respective service site. Members will be required to meet obligations in and around the community, connection to community partners is crucial to and required of their mission. All members will participate in Veterans Awareness Week, Veterans Day; Make a Difference Day; and Martin Luther King Day.
Hours of Service: At times, there is a need for flexibility in scheduling due to service projects, evenings, events, training, etc. As a result, some Saturdays and Sundays may be utilized to conduct community service projects. Some evening work may be necessary to conduct veteran’s clubs meetings or gatherings, and attendance at other functions may include time outside of a normal 8 to 5 schedule. Each Vet Corps veteran will be monitored for their time by the Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC) regional coordinators. 40 hours a week is the anticipated weekly schedule.
Service Projects during the year, Peer mentor service veterans and their family members, act as navigator for same client base through college system and services.
Community Need Addressed
Veterans often return un connected with their communities, Vet Corps by engaging veterans in national service seeks to connect these veterans primarily on college campuses to their community.
Veterans that are connected, and are unable to self isolate are more likely to stay on campus, complete their desired education track and graduate. Veterans that are engaged are also at an increased likely hood to volunteer within their community or just generally give back and contribute. Veterans remain the largest group of untapped resource and knowledge for communities across the country, Vet Corps believes that the simple act of making that connection saves lives and betters us as a nation.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Skills you will gain
Project management, Event planning, Peer mentor, public speaking
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented
Accepts responsibility, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment