Military Spouse Advocacy Network (MSAN) Mentor Volunteers actively engage with MSAN’s New Military Spouse Program Manager to accomplish our mission. The New Military Spouse Support Program was designed to mentor and support new military spouses from day one. The peer-to-peer support program will welcome new military spouses to our military family and will provide support during their first PCS. Spouses will have an MSAN Mentor by their side the entire time until their arrival to their new installation. Mentors will provide guidance on information of benefits offered by DoD and local installations, military lifestyle, and much more.
The challenges rooted in developing strong military spouses depends largely on the ability to link spouses to the information and support they need to adjust to the military lifestyle.
Even with the existing benefits and resources available, there is still a realistic lack of experience that sometimes stifles spouses trying to learn.
This alone, begs the need for a system of mentors to fill the gap between the person and the information.
Our New Military Spouse Support Program serves as a resource to mentor and facilitate spouses as they embark on their new experience with the military.
Our New Military Spouse Support Program is designed to provide mentorship and support to new military spouses and to improve the morale and welfare of our military community.
Our volunteers strive to educate, empower, and support new military spouses from day one.
How it works:
New military spouses of all branches are invited to fill out our New Spouse Survey. Once the survey is completed, our team will review the information and pair the new spouse with a mentor from the same branch of the military.
The team analyzes the location of the new spouse, current knowledge, and specific topics of interest.
The new spouse will hear from their mentor via email soon after completing the survey. At that time, the new spouse is provided with peer-to-peer mentorship during this stage of their journey.
New spouses may ask questions via email, participate in the MSAN New Spouse Support Forum Facebook page where they have access to all of our mentors and participate in webinars provided by MSAN.
Finally, the mentor will link the new spouse to resources at their gaining installation including Readiness Centers, and other support agencies to help them along their journey.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About MILITARY SPOUSE ADVOCACY NETWORK
Po Box 769908, San Antonio, TX 78245, US
Military Spouse Advocacy Network’s mission is to create stronger military families through education, empowerment and support. Strong Spouses. Stronger Families..
Our Mission: To create stronger military families through education, empowerment, and support.
Our Focus: The key to developing strong military spouses depends on the ability to link spouses to the information and support they need to adjust to a military lifestyle. While benefits and resources are available, there is still a lack of experience and inability to access an installation prior to arrival at the first duty station that stifles spouses' ability to learn. This illustrates the need for a system of mentors to bridge the gap between new military spouses and information. Our New Military Spouse Support Program serves as a resource for spouses to gain knowledge and thrive on their new journey.
Education: Guiding military spouses to resources and opportunities to help deepen their understanding of the new military lifestyle. Empowerment: Providing military spouses with the knowledge, tools and support they need to advocate for themselves, their service member and their families. Support: Facilitating mentorship and training to ensure no spouse is left behind. Community: Building strong connections between military spouses across the world through a supportive mentorship program, providing a sense of family and connectedness from day one. Collaboration: Connecting military spouses with resources to educate and empower their communities.
Veterans & Military Families
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
October 1, 2020
Must be at least 18
3-5 volunteer hours a week (approximate)
Spouse of a currently serving member of the Armed Forces with the experience, time flexibility, and dedication to support and advocate for military spouses.