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.
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
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
We heal hearts, provide hope, and enhance lives with a holistic approach to mental health for all ages, whole families and the military community.
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.
Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families
We'll work with your schedule.
8956 Research Blvd., Bldg. 2 Austin, TXAustin, TX78758
September 15, 2020
Case Work / Management
Counseling / Mental Health
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.