Volunteer Program

People are four times more likely to volunteer when asked to do so.

If we ask YOU to volunteer for a nonprofit that helps military veterans transition into the civilian workforce, will you say yes?

Why Volunteer at Veterans Green Jobs?

On Martin Luther King Day of Service 2012, volunteers from Kaiser Permanente Colorado volunteered and worked on three major projects with VGJ. The focus group worked with a weatherization audit team, field volunteers worked with weatherization crews in 4 Denver homes, and others spruced up the Go Green Warehouse. All in one successful day!

 

Many people wonder how they, too, can help military veterans get back to work. Veterans Green Jobs believes that volunteering is a powerful tool for community members who want to play a role in supporting our nation’s returning servicemen and women.

Our volunteer program mission is to provide opportunities that unite the city, community and volunteers and to foster veteran and civilian relationships that serve our communities and environment.

We are seeking volunteers for a variety of projects at our Denver headquarters location. Will you be the next one to sign up for a shift?

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Join a mission to help veterans support themselves and their families.
  • Gain growth and leadership opportunities.
  • Serve your community in new ways.
  • Build and expand personal and professional relationships.
  • Be part of a fun and friendly group with similar values about community and the environment.

Added benefits:

  • Invitation to volunteer appreciation event.

NCCC team member, Devonna, helping out at our volunteer program manager at the Auraria Campus Volunteer Fair in Denver.

Who Volunteers?

We have a task for any volunteer who’d like to give a few hours of his or her time. We especially welcome:

Veterans and Military Personnel. Veterans who volunteer show a better adjustment to civilian life, and volunteering offers them an outlet to continue practicing the values they learned in the military – such as duty, honor and loyalty to the country.  Give back to other veterans!

Students. More than ever, young people believe that it is essential or very important to help other people in need. You’ll learn transferrable job skills, and may be able to earn credit toward classes!

Seniors. These volunteers bring with them an astounding amount of dedication, generosity and time – in addition to skills, talents and life experiences.  Share your knowledge and skills with us!

Corporations. Employee volunteer programs have measurable impacts on attitudes, productivity and job satisfaction. We are in “good company” there!

Community Service Participants. Volunteers from civic groups, schools, community assistance programs and the judicial system find that volunteering helps them appreciate the community and population in which they serve. Spend your time with us and help veterans get jobs in the green sector!

Quotes from Our Staff: How Volunteers Help Veterans Green Jobs

“If we didn’t have the National Civilian Community Corps kids last year, the Go Green Warehouse would not be open today. They also organized our weatherization files with the greatest detail – it’s the reason we got an A++ on our government audits.” – Mare App, director of client services

“Our customer service volunteers have helped us tremendously during our busy winter season when the phones ring off the hook. We can take care of clients right away, and this makes the jobs of our dispatcher and technicians much easier.” – Carlos Espinoza, HVAC manager

“My volunteers cleaned up our server room and ran cables for me. They brought our old building to life, and were always cheerful. At the end they wrote me a Valentine’s Day card; they were the best!” – Kosta Komodore, IT coordinator

“Our volunteers have been very thorough. I only have to show them once. They want to do a good job.”- Sonja Carter, outreach manager