The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program provides peer support, and connections to viable resources to assist service members, veterans and military families with any needs.
The Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program is seeking Veterans to help military service members and veterans find financial, educational, health care and counseling resources. Become a resource to other veterans anywhere in the State of Michigan.
Sometimes veterans do not seek care because of the stigma associated with asking for help. Buddy-to-Buddy pairs trained veterans with military service members and current veterans to help identify resources they may need when adjusting to life outside the military community.
No one can be a better source of support than a veteran who has been there. If you have a passion for helping fellow veterans, are a good communicator, and are willing to donate your time to an amazing cause, the Buddy-to-Buddy program is looking for you.
We will provide training in communication skills and available community resources in Michigan. The time commitment is a minimum of about 1-2 hours per week. Responsibilities include telephone support to military service members and veterans, weekly call-in meetings and presence at military events. Mileage and expenses are reimbursed.
Visit www.buddytobuddy.org to learn more about the Buddy-to-Buddy Program, or contact the Outreach Coordinator at buddytobuddyVVP@umich.edu to schedule an interview.