June 2 9:00 am - June 16 12:30 pm
Mount St. Mary College
Newburgh, NY United States

Additional Information

Military families receive FREE training to become volunteer leaders, addressing key issues in their community. Through United Way’s MISSION UNITED™ we fight for those who fought for us.

FREE TRAINING

Dates: June 2, 9, 16
Time: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Mount Saint Mary College

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Share your training and knowledge.
Be recognized as a community hero, today and everyday.
Address some of the most pressing issues in our community through volunteer projects. Free training offered for veterans and veteran family members.
For more information, contact Community Heroes Project AmeriCorps Members, Emily Sassano & Brian O’Keefe at 845-471-1900 ext 3104 or ext 3129 or esassano@uwdor.org or bokeefe@uwdor.org

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The program will engage and train veterans and military families as volunteer leaders. Trainers will guide veterans and family members in using the leadership skills they already have to address key community issues. The Community Heroes Project will use civic engagement to help veterans and their families reintigrate into their
communities. The goal is to build a pipeline of diverse, talented and skilled individuals who have a committment to serve.

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Community Heroes Project will guide veterans and family members to address their communities most pressing issues through developing a local project to strengthen the community.

WHO IS THE TRAINING FOR?
Veterans*
Service Members
Military Families
(from any branch of the military)
*Veterans – “A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released there from under conditions other than dishonorable.”
*Veteran Family Members – “Immediate family members related by blood, marriage, or adoption to a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, including one who is deceased.”

REQUIREMENTS
Attendance at three sessions totaling
10 hours of Volunteer Leader Training
Two hours of community service
Participation in the service project
designed by the team
MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH 7 KEY PRINCIPALS

Assess the needs of the community.
Explore the different components of a project.
Discuss fundraising, budgeting & evaluating.
Examine best practices for recruiting volunteers.
Understand the importance of service learning & team building.
Learn how to retain & recognize volunteers.
Walk through all steps of project development.
ENHANCE YOUR SKILL SET

Through the training you will
Utilize natural leadership skills to support a good cause
Understand the components of organizing and managing a service project
Develop a social and support network in the community
Earn Volunteer Leader Certification
Make a difference in the local community!
Your community will benefit from
Development of a local project that will help strengthen the community
A volunteer pipeline of diverse, talented and skilled individuals who have a commitment to service
Support provided to local organizations
An increased awareness of community needs