Board Engagement Volunteer - Veterans Legal Institute

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Veterans Legal Institute



Organization Background: Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low income current and former service members to eradicate barriers to housing, healthcare, education, and employment and foster self-sufficiency. Our core values include Outreach: VLI brings together military members, veterans, and the concerned public at large through volunteerism, education, outreach, and policy advocacy. Compassion: VLI is committed to showing compassion and understanding regarding the unique set of military specific issues associated with traumatic combat deployments. Quality: VLI is dedicated to providing high quality legal services and advocacy. Leadership: VLI raises the standard in the legal industry by providing legal services at the upmost levels of professionalism and excellence. Empowerment: VLI empowers its clients through direct legal services.

About the Position: Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) seeks to attract Leadership volunteers for its Board who contribute their time, talent and treasure and promote VLI work in the community. VLI is currently governed by a board representing a variety of professions, areas of expertise, and communities throughout the region, click HERE to learn more. Examples of desired attributes:

A commitment in representing and promoting VLI's mission, core values, goals, policies and programs.

Representing VLI's mission and organizational goals throughout the community with Personal and Professional ethics and integrity

Strategic & Innovative Leaders with expertise in at least one of the following areas: Financial management, Legal, Fundraising, Marketing

Specific duties of the Board include:

Attend Board meetings every month, participate in minimum one (1) Committee meeting as requested, and attend VLI sponsored events annually

Develop, approve and evaluate goals and objectives to further the organization's mission

Ensure the financial accountability for the organization

Demonstrate a commitment to fundraising by making personal contributions and/or leadership in securing donations from others. A typical gift commitment is $3,000 per year.

How to Apply: You may apply directly by emailing your resume and cover letter indicating your interest and why you would be a good fit for this opportunity to Kelley Shannon, OneOC Volunteer Services Manager kpoisson@oneoc.org

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About Veterans Legal Institute

Location:

1231 Warner Ave, SANTA ANA, CA 92706, US

Mission Statement

To provide pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low income current and former service members to eradicate barriers to housing, healthcare, education, and employment and foster self-sufficiency.

Description

Veterans Legal Institute provides free legal services to veterans that cannot afford access to justice. These services include, but are not limited to, complex veteran benefit appeals, discharge upgrades for those who are survivors of military sexual trauma or PTSD, consumer law, limited family law, estate planning for older adult and terminally ill veterans, landlord-tenant with the objective to keep veterans and their families safely housed, and more. The overall approach to Veterans Legal Institute is to remove any barriers to housing, healthcare, employment and education for veterans in need and empower them and their families into self sufficiency. While the organization is growing at a rapid rate, VLI is highly reliant on volunteers who truly fuel its heartbeat and champion our veterans in need.

Homeless & Housing
Justice & Legal

WHEN

Wed Dec 01, 2021 - Sat Dec 31, 2022
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

Santa Ana, CA 92706

(33.76456,-117.88096)
 

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