Veterans’ Voice of America (Vets Voice) is slowly but steadily growing! We invite you to help us improve the health and wellness of Veterans, their families, and their communities by applying for volunteer board membership.
Our board is in the organizing/founding stage, and we seek volunteer board members who are eager to help strengthen Vets Voice’s foundation and build a strong organization for all Veterans.
Our goal is to one day provide support and services for all eight dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, environmental, occupational, spiritual, and financial. Our initial effort will be on offering unparalleled no-cost claims assistance throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits claims process and beyond!
Do you believe that our Nation’s Veterans deserve high quality free legal representation? Do you have a personal connection to the military or veteran community? Do you want to give back to those who served their Country? Do you want to make sure veterans receive the best healthcare and help us develop programs and services that promote their wellness? If so, Vets Voice is a good fit for you!
New board members will serve a three-year term (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023) with responsibilities that include:
- strategic and organizational planning
- fundraising and resource development
- program and service conception
- policy and procedure formation for board and future professional staff
- fiduciary oversight and financial management
Each board member is expected to:
- remain up-to-date on issues that affect America’s military Veterans
- prepare for and participate in four (4) regular board meetings per year, and occasional special meetings
- obtain a limited amount of required training and reference materials (ie. Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 3rd edition)
- commit to diversity and inclusion
- engage in respectful collaborative discourse with board members, employees, and Veterans, especially when opinions diverge
- respond to board matters efficiently and expeditiously
- serve on at least one committee or work group
- use online collaboration platforms to work on board matters and meet virtually
- follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions, including confidentiality and conflict-of-interest policies
- serve as an active advocate and ambassador for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the Organization to advance its mission
- maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the Organization