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Veterans Needed to Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life!

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Samaritan Center

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Veteran Peer Mentor

Purpose: The role of a Veteran Peer Mentor is to serve as an advocate for a Veteran who may be transitioning into civilian life or may simply need a form of support. You have the option to do as little or as much as you feel comfortable. You do need to be a Veteran yourself. Female Veterans encouraged to apply!

A Veteran Peer Mentor can mentor in many different ways. You can mentor one-on-one. If trained, mentors can serve as a group leader for the Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) peer group meetings. Our support groups are designed to create a free and confidential support for active duty, reserves, guards, and Veterans.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creating a safe, supportive environment for soldiers and Veterans who are readjusting after deployments or serving in the military
  • Mentoring Veterans by providing encouragement, support and resources
  • Maintaining a friendly, but professional relationship with your mentee

Requirements:

  • Be a Veteran of one of the branches of the United States Military, including the Army, Marine Corp, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or their corresponding Reserve or Guard branch
  • Must report number and type of interactions to Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Peer Service Coordinator or Assistant Peer Service Coordinator
  • All volunteers must first attend MVPN Basic Training or must have been trained by MVPN in the last three years


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About Samaritan Center

Location:

8956 RESEARCH BLVD BLDG 2, AUSTIN, TX 78758, US

Mission Statement

We heal hearts, provide hope, and enhance lives with a holistic approach to mental health for all ages, whole families and the military community.

Description

Founded in 1974, Samaritan Center a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization serving Central Texas. Samaritan Center’s philosophy is based on a holistic belief that there is a close relationship between the mind, body, spirit and community. This philosophy is the foundation of our multidisciplinary team approach to mental health. We provide professional counseling, integrative medicine, peer support, and wellness education that are accessible and affordable for all. Our Hope for Heroes program serves veterans and military families facing service-related trauma and stress. Services are free for veterans and members of military families, and very low-cost for low-income families. Most insurance is also accepted.

Community
Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

8956 Research Blvd., Bldg. 2 Austin, TXAustin, TX 78758

(30.37013,-97.72436)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • The time commitment is up to you! Devote as little or as much time to our peer support program as you can. You will be working mostly from home by telephone.
  • All volunteers must first attend Military Veterans Peer Network (MVPN) basic training or must have been trained by MVPN in the last three years. Great for adults of all ages. Must be a veteran to apply. Female vets encouraged to apply.

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