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Serve Our Willing Warriors Volunteer Opportunities

warrior2016 February 13, 2017 Comments Off on Serve Our Willing Warriors Volunteer Opportunities

Serve Our Willing Warriors is a Virginia, non-profit corporation, founded to help support our Nation’s wounded, injured and ill military service members and their families during their recovery process. Our mission is to provide an enjoyable respite experience for our recovering Warriors and their families in a warm, home-like atmosphere. At the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run, Warriors and their families have a place to relax and reconnect!  For more information please see our website www.willingwarriors.org

There are many ways you can become involved to help make Serve Our Willing Warriors’ mission possible.  Our dedicated volunteers are the ones who truly make Warrior Retreat a “home away from home”.   We are forever grateful for our volunteers.  Below is a list of Serve Our Willing Warriors upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.  We appreciate your interest and are excited to have you join the SOWW Volunteer TEAM!

SOWW Monte Carlo Night February 18th, 2017 6:00PM to 11:00PM.  Join us for an evening of Casino Games, Gaming Tables, and Fundraising Activities at Regency at Dominion Valley (15351 Championship Dr, Haymarket, VA 20169).  All proceeds to benefit the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run. Check our website for information regarding this wonderful event.  Please join us for a fun evening of gaming or consider volunteering for Monte Carlo Night.  Volunteers are needed to make this event amazing and successful.  Volunteers are needed to assist with our sponsorship team, spreading the word about SOWW’s Monte Carlo Night, donation solicitation, ticket sales, event preparation, event clean up and activities the night of the event.

House Prep: Before each “Willing Warrior” family arrives, our team of 5 to 8 volunteers clean Warrior Retreat, a 5 bedroom, 9 bathroom home for their stay.  You are not just cleaning a house, you are cleaning a home. A week long sanctuary for our “Willing Warriors”, their families and friends.  It gives them a warm and inviting place to escape from the worries and stress of recovery, and 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 of the retreat on House Prep day.  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. House Prep is a wonderful way to begin your involvement with the retreat and meet other amazing volunteers! This group meets every Wednesday morning (9:30AM to 12:00PM) to clean and prepare the house for our next Warrior and their family. Any amount of time you would like to volunteer is welcome. 

Volunteer Services:  Our Mission is only successful with the help of amazing volunteers and our dedicated community.  Assistance is needed to help recruit, engage and appreciate our volunteers!   Please consider giving Volunteer Services Team a few hours of your valuable time.  

Ambassadors:  Do you enjoy talking with people, attending a variety of fun community events, and have a desire to SPREAD THE WORD?  We are looking for energetic volunteers to serve as Ambassadors to SOWW.  Ambassadors assist at area events by providing promotional material, answering questions about our fantastic organization and assisting with merchandise sales.  Training is provided.  Opportunities available during daytime and evening hours, weekdays and weekends.  

Open House Team : The retreat opened it’s doors to the community once a month for tours. Anyone can be a tour guide!! As a tour guide, you will help share the history of the Bull Run Warrior Retreat. Additionally, you will help welcome our visitors, provide literature, and assist with merchandise sales. Training provided.

Garden Team: Put your green thumb to work and join our Garden Team.  SOWW is currently looking for a strong Garden Team Leader. If you enjoy planning, planting and maintaining gardens along with organizing volunteers to assist in keeping our gardens beautiful.  Then please consider becoming our Garden Team Lead.  

Community Beautification Days: Please consider coming out to help SOWW make Warrior Retreat shine.  We need volunteers to assist with mulching flower beds, weeding, planting flowers, gathering fallen tree limbs, trail clearing, and fence painting. Spring is an amazing time at the retreat, come out and help us continue our mission of providing a relaxing and beautiful retreat for our Warriors and their families.  Our next beautification days are April 1st and 22nd, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  

Maintenance: SOWW is always in need of skilled and licensed handyman, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, builders, and contractors.  Snow clearing and snow shovelers will soon be needed!

Guest Services Support: Help us make every Warrior visit amazing, relaxing, restful and special!  This is a wonderful opportunity to work directly with our Warriors and their families.  Volunteers are needed to assist with Warrior reservations, guest interviews, and scheduling of guest special activities.  Day time hours and occasional weekends are necessary.  

Fundraising Opportunities: As a non-profit organization fundraising is critical to our organization. Join one of our active teams or create a team of your own!  We need help with event marketing, administration, and special event volunteers.  

~Event Support: We have fundraising events throughout the year, Monte Carlo Night, Golf Tournaments, Poker Runs, and our Annual Gala are just a few.  We welcome your help in making these events successful.

~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 and injured warriors and their families support and a peaceful respite stay at the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run. Show your support by purchasing and personalizing a brick.  Please contact info@willingwarriors.org

~Sponsor a Room:  There are many groups, big and small who can fundraise on behalf of SOWW. One sponsorship pays for a week 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 room, we need your to help spread the word! Come learn about Room Sponsorship and join the team! By sponsoring one of our many rooms at the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run, you are helping support a Warrior and their Family a week at a time. You may choose to help sponsor one of our many rooms such as: one of the spacious master suites, our playroom, kitchen, the workout room, our gardens and outdoor patios, theatre room, basketball court, the playground, or the therapeutic massage room. The many rooms we offer are equipped to give our Warriors and their Families a much needed break. For more details please click on the provided LINK:  http://www.willingwarriors.org/room_sponsorship

Service Groups: 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!  SOWW welcomes your group to join us in continuing our mission.

SOWW Events, Event Coordination and Support: There are a number of special events throughout the year that help to make SOWW amazing.  Help us support one or several fabulous events like Monte Carlo Night, The Gala, Poker 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 a highly organized, enthusiastic individual to serve as a Special Event Coordinator.  This individual will interface with interested community sponsors and volunteers.

Volunteer opportunities are communicated via email. If you would like to receive updates on volunteer events and opportunities, please click http://eepurl.com/cdSXo5 and select to join your interests groups. Feel free to sign up for as many of the volunteer groups as you would like. Please note: if you do not sign up for any interests groups, you will not receive notifications. You can change your settings any time. Also, if you would like to receive our monthly Newsletter you can make that selection here as well.  Below you will find details about our volunteer teams.  We look forward to you joining the SOWW Volunteer TEAM!

Please forward any questions or volunteer interests directly to

Volunteer Services at volunteer@willingwarriors.org

Serve Our Willing Warriors www.willingwarriors.org

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