EAGER TO GIVE BACK TO VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES?
There are many ways you can lend your time, energy and support to Home Base and help the Veterans, Service Members and Military Families we serve. Check out the list below for available opportunities and if you have any questions, reach out to Joyce Donadio, Volunteer Coordinator for Home Base, at 617-643-2862 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer at Events
Home Base holds several signature fundraising events each year and over 400 people help out. Be part of our Volunteer Brigade and lend a hand at the annual Run to Home Base, Mission: Gratitude, or Veterans Day Special Telethon and be part of the excitement at these signature fundraising events.
Volunteer With Outreach
Our Veteran Outreach and Peer Support team is comprised of Veterans and Military Family members. Together, these folks build awareness in the community around the clinical care and services offered by Home Base. Help them spread the word by helping staff a table at a job fair, medical conference, college/university fair, holiday fair, road race, bake sale, etc.
For Family Outreach, specifically– we are looking for assistance to educate school system personnel on challenges military families face with our Staying Strong program.
Host Your Own Community Fundraising Event
Many of our volunteers help by hosting their own smaller fundraising events in their communities. Examples of these “Home Team Events” are road races, bake sales, yoga-thons, marathon teams, and golf tournaments. No event is too small and every dollar counts! For more information about hosting your own event, click here or contact Kelsie Dodier at 617-726-8373 or email@example.com
Offer Assistance With Our Clinical Program
Home Base offers a two-week Intensive Clinical Program (ICP) to Veterans and a family member who are suffering from invisible wounds. Volunteers can help by assisting Home Base staff at the ICP with escorting these patients and family members to dinners and events in Boston while the program is in session. Since there is interaction with patients, these volunteers specifically must complete a Home Base training program as well as the Mass General Hospital required orientation and background checks.
Share Your Special Skills and Services
Many of the Veterans and Family Members that come to Home Base are in need of non-medical assistance. Volunteers with experience in the law (attorney, law enforcement, military status changes), accounting (taxes), financial planning, career counseling, etc would be a great resource to these families. There is no set minimum number of hours – you can donate as much time as your schedule permits and some consultations could be done via phone.