VETLANTA: V is for Volunteerism

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Here’s What You can do to Show Your Support throughout the Year for VETLANTA

by Krista deKryger, VETLANTA leadership team member, solopreneur, veteran advocate, proud military spouse

Krista deKryger

At VETLANTA, December does mean holiday celebrations with family, friends, and coworkers. It also means the final summit of the year for us, our last chance of this decade to make an impact with the veterans, service members, and military families for whom we volunteer to help make a difference in their lives.

Our Q4 summit, the final official gathering of VETLANTA members was on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Clay National Guard Center, Hangar 5. The Georgia National Guard was our host and we were fortunate to have as our keynote speaker, Staff Sergeant David S. Bellavia, Medal of Honor Recipient. Networking began at 5:15 p.m., and the program kicked off promptly at 7 p.m. If you were unable to attend, you can find the information on upcoming summits under the events section of our website http://www.VETLANTA.org.

To VETLANTA, the end of the year also means it is time to focus on this next decade and what VETLANTA needs to do better in order to support our mission of making Atlanta the premier community in the country for veterans and their families to work and live. Our plans? We will continue to be an unfunded club moving into this new decade, and we plan to engage and grow our network with a stronger focus on collaboration and volunteerism.

The definition of collaboration per Dictionary.com reads: the act of working with another or others on a joint project.

The definition of volunteerism per Dictionary.com reads: the policy or practice of volunteering one’s time or talents for charitable, educational, or other worthwhile activities, especially in one’s community.

Would you like to collaborate with VETLANTA and volunteer your time in supporting Atlanta’s veterans and their families?

As you can see below, we have a diverse menu of volunteer opportunities available in 2020.

Working with me, we have available:

Social Media Coordinator

Webmaster

Marketing Lead

Media Relations Lead

Working with our Operations Officer, we have:

Membership Coordinator

Working with our Business Engagement Officer, we are looking for:

Education Lead

Working with our Strategy and Employment Officers, these opportunities are available:

Employment Coordinator

Long Range Planning Lead

And lastly, serving with our Female Veterans and Healthcare Officer, we need:

Healthcare Coordinator

CVEB and GA DVS Coordinator

If you would like to become a “Face of VETLANTA” or explore any of these opportunities, please contact us on our website: https://vetlanta.org/contact. We will be reviewing resumes and conducting interviews for these positions to make sure we find the best fit for VETLANTA in 2020.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season and look forward to reconnecting with you in 2020. It’s going to be a great year for VETLANTA and for the service members, military families, and veterans we support.

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