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Help Heal Veterans Looks for Volunteers Who Want to Help Veterans

Help Heal Veterans Looks for Volunteers Who Want to Help Veterans

WINCHESTER, Calif. — At its core, joining our armed forces is volunteerism. In that same spirit, Help Heal Veterans is looking for passionate volunteers who want to give back to America's veterans who stood up for us.

Since 1971, Help Heal Veterans (Heal Vets) has been offering free therapeutic arts and crafts kits to veterans who are hospitalized and homebound.

These craft kits are one way they kept injured and recuperating veterans, among other things, cope with the symptoms of PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. Heal Vets was organized after research and discussion with doctors, therapists, and patients from medical centers and military doctors. The program is free to both patients and treatment centers.

To aid in that mission, Heal Vets wants to connect potential volunteers with volunteer opportunities at its Community-Based Arts & Crafts Centers (CBC) across the nation. 

Those opportunities are:

Craft Care Volunteer: These volunteers are needed at select Veterans Affairs Medical Center locations. Volunteers will support the Heal Vets' mission by working with VA patients and other veterans through their healing process with guidance from VA staff, clinicians, and therapists.

Crafting Volunteers: Volunteers with a knack for crafts and healing through art will assist veterans in completing therapeutic craft kits at CBCs. Volunteers will also help to unpack shipments of craft kits, stock shelves and assist Heal Vets staff with office administrative duties as needed.

Manufacturing Volunteer at Headquarters: In this role, opportunities to volunteer are during operating business hours and some weekends. The tasks include, but are not limited to- manufacturing/designing, packing, and shipping therapeutic craft kits, aiding office staff with administrative duties and taking real-time pictures and content for social media pages. 

For more information about these volunteer opportunities, visit https://www.healvets.org/who-we-are/volunteer-program.

Volunteers who want to find CBCs across the U.S. can find them at https://www.healvets.org/for-veterans/locations.

The listings include phone numbers for the Craft Care Specialists at each location. Those who want to volunteer and don't see their city, contact Heal Vets to find other ways to volunteer.

For more information about Heal Vets, go to www.healvets.org or email info@healvets.org.


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