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Pittsburgh Chapter Leader

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MVA is looking for Chapter Leaders to help support the expansion of our nonprofit program into Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh chapter leaders will be responsible to:

  • Develop and cultivate positive relationships with community partners (nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses) in your geographic location
  • Work with staff to plan and facilitate monthly community events
  • Facilitate food distribution and maintain minority veteran food pantry
  • Conduct outreach efforts to signup veterans for the community events
  • Assist in tracking outreach metrics
  • Network and connect with key organizations (nonprofits, corporations, and government) and members of the veteran community in your local area
  • Hands-on experience in community engagement activities and coalition building
  • Support a community-led grassroots organization to improve the lives of our veterans in Richmond

7 More opportunities with MINORITY VETERANS OF AMERICA



PO Box 23054, SEATTLE, WA 98102, US

Mission Statement

Minority Veterans of America (MVA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to create belonging and advance equity for underrepresented veterans. MVA will receive grants for four key purposes: The primary underrepresented groups that MVA serves are: veterans of color, womxn, LGBTQ, and religious and non-religious minorities. We believe that through bringing these four minority groups together, we can build a veteran community that encompasses veterans from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and experiences. By bringing together these specific communities of underrepresented veterans, we are able to hear the voices and stories and better understand the needs of those that we wish to serve. In properly advocating for the needs of our constituents, we have the opportunity to change the landscape of services for those who feel as though they have been forgotten in the veteran community.


MVA was founded in November of 2017 by two University of Washington Husky veterans, Lindsay Church and Katherine Pratt. Church and Pratt first began their work in 2014 through the Husky United Military Veterans where they built a Diversity Committee that celebrated the underrepresented groups within the student veteran community at the University of Washington.

Since 2014, Church and Pratt have collaborated to lead the student veteran population at the UW, Church through her role in the Student Veteran Life office, and Pratt as the President of the student veteran organization, Husky Veterans. Today, they partner to build and grow MVA in order to celebrate the identities that they both feel that they hold that make them underrepresented in the veteran community.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Race & Ethnicity
Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


City WidePittsburgh, PA 15224



  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • We expect each volunteer to be able to volunteer for 7-10 hours a month and attend one community outreach event.
  • Volunteers will need their own transportation.

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