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Thank you for your interest in our Volunteer Program!
Do you have particular areas of interest or special skills? Take a look at our volunteer description list below.
We Would Love to have You Join our TEAM!
Please forward any questions or volunteer interests directly to:
Volunteer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Serve Our Willing Warriors www.willingwarriors.org
Have great organizational skills, IT, or computer skills? Enjoy data entry or assisting with writing policy and procedures? Give the Administrative Team a helping hand!
Do you enjoy talking with people, attending a variety of fun community events, and have a desire to SPREAD THE WORD? Ambassadors assist at area events by providing promotional material and answering questions. Training is provided.
Help us show our appreciation to our Warriors, retreat guests, military service members, our wonderful sponsors, and volunteers who help make our mission possible. Card writing, sending letters of appreciation, community outreach, and recognition awards are just a few ways that we like to say “Thank You”.
If you are a chef and would like to volunteer your services to prepare an amazing meal for our Warriors and their families while they stay at Warrior Retreat then this is the team for you.
Bakers on call make a batch of cookies, a pie or cake for the guest’s arrival. This special treat provides a “home away from home” feel for when the guests arrive. A member from the Guest Services Team will contact you a few days prior to the arrival date to provide allergy information, likes, dislikes, etc. You will need to drop the baked goods off at the office on Thursday or Friday between 9am and 2pm.
This is another way to make our Warriors feel welcome. We have various events that need food donations, food preparation, and meal serving. This is a great way to get involved.
Please consider coming out and helping SOWW maintain the grounds and gardens and to make our Retreat shine.
SOWW is asking for your help to assist with the large number of fundraisers, activities, and events we have throughout the year, both at the Warrior Retreat and other locations around the local community – such as 5K runs, local fundraisers, cake competitions, chili cook offs, holiday celebrations, and visits to local military hospitals. Help us support one or several fabulous events like Monte Carlo Night, Open Houses, The Willing Warrior Annual Gala, Poker Run, Golf Tournament, Warrior Barbecues, and holiday hospital visits. This is a fun way to get involved, meet our volunteer teams and many of the Warriors we serve. We are currently in need of Event Coordinators. SOWW Event Coordinators are highly organized, enthusiastic individuals who will interface with interested community sponsors and organize volunteer teams for these events.
As a nonprofit organization, fundraising is critical to our organization. Join one of our active teams or create a fundraising team of your own! We need help with event marketing, administration, and special event volunteers. Other fundraising volunteer needs:
~CFC Coordinator and Team: This team helps promote our CFC campaign in our area, serves as a point for materials and attends CFC events to secure federal donations.
~Grant Writing: If you have experience writing grants or wish to assist with grant writing, please join the SOWW Grant Team.
~Purchase a Brick Program: The Brick program is a wonderful opportunity to display the legacy of the incredible sacrifices that have been made for our country’s freedom. The funds will be used to provide our wounded, ill or injured warriors and their families support and peaceful respite stays at the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run. Show your support by purchasing and personalizing a brick.
~Sponsor a Warrior: There are many groups, big and small, who can fundraise on behalf of SOWW. One sponsorship pays for a week’s stay for a Warrior and their family at the Retreat! If you are energetic and have contact with schools, civic, spiritual, sport, or any group/individual that may be interested in sponsoring a Warrior, we need you to help spread the word! For more details please click on the provided LINK: https://willingwarriors.org/sponsor-a-warrior-visit/
Help us make every Warrior visit amazing, relaxing, restful and special! If helping a wounded, ill or injured Warrior get through their incredibly stressful treatment program and rebuilding their lives sounds appealing – join Serve Our Willing Warriors Guest Services Team! This is a very fulfilling opportunity to work directly with the Warriors and their families. We need help with reservations, guest interviews, scheduling of guest special activities, coordinating guest stays, and running special Warrior events due to the increased demand for our services. Guest Services volunteers are required to fill out the Background Survey and to sign a non-disclosure agreement due to working with sensitive Warrior information. No prior experience is necessary; we will train you. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with the service member and their family. This is an extremely important volunteer position and does require more time to be dedicated to the service member. Day time hours and occasional weekends are necessary.
You are not just cleaning a house, you are cleaning a home…a weeklong sanctuary for our “Willing Warriors,” their families, caregivers, and friends. It gives them a place to reconnect with their family and friends, enjoying each other’s company away from a hospital setting. House prep is a unique opportunity as we have the chance to meet our willing Warrior guests as they are checking out. This is a wonderful chance to give back to your community and personally thank service members and their families for all they have sacrificed for our country. This group meets every Wednesday morning (9:30AM to 12:00PM) to clean and prepare the house for our next Warrior and their family. Join our Retreat Staging Team. Help SOWW continue to make our Retreat a “home away from home.” This team sets up the Retreat with special preparation for each service member and their family prior to their arrival at the Retreat.
SOWW is in need of marketing support. If you have graphic design skills, web design and management skills, and social media capabilities, we welcome your help. SOWW is growing and we need your talents to support our marketing team!
Help us make a great first impression by maintaining our 37 acres nestled in the foot of the Bull Run Mountains. Clearing, planting, and maintaining the retreat grounds is a year-long effort! If you enjoy working outside mowing grass, pulling weeds, or working in gardens, this is the team for you.
SOWW is always in need of skilled and licensed handymen, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, builders, and contractors. Snow clearing and snow shovelers will soon be needed!
Is your service group looking for their next project? We have opportunities for you! We welcome churches, schools, local businesses, community organizations, Girl/Boy/ Eagle Scouts and other civic groups!
Assistance is needed to help recruit, engage and appreciate our volunteers! Please consider giving Volunteer Services Team a few hours of your valuable time.