"Our young troops and their families have done everything their country has asked of them. Their lives have been changed forever by war, but their dreams haven’t changed at all. They want to raise their children, own a home, go to school, find work and even find new ways to contribute. Most of all, they want to be good citizens. They want to reconnect and renew their relationship to their local communities. Let us ensure each of them has ample opportunities to do so. We will have a stronger generation of veterans and a stronger nation for it." -Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen
Learn more about volunteerism and the military community.
The following are community solutions for leveraging volunteerism to meet the needs of service members, veterans, and their families. These community solutions were identified and developed by a national coalition of over 55 veteran and military-serving organizations nonprofits and government agencies.
- Effectively Engage Volunteers to Serve With and For the Military Community
- Community Blueprint Action Planning Guide - 2014
- Implement a Service Fair
- Community Action Team - Learn how to form a Volunteerism Community Action Team.