Start a Chapter

Start a Chapter2024-02-28T10:44:12-06:00

Starting a Chapter in your community creates opportunities for local veterans, first responders and their families to find healing and peace.

We’ve outlined a few guidelines to help you decide if starting a HOW Chapter in your community is right for you. 

Each chapter is composed of a leadership team and a group of volunteers, veteran and first-responder participants and their families, as well as equipment purchased with chapter-raised funds.

Your chapter leadership team is responsible for recruiting volunteers and event planning. It is the chapter leadership team’s job to make sure the Chapter’s events are compliant, run as smoothly as possible and are welcoming for participants and their families. Each chapter also has access to Heroes on the Water’s dedicated support team to assist with questions, concerns and necessities.   

Your HOW chapter leadership team must consist of, at a minimum, 4 volunteers:

  • Chapter Coordinator
  • Assistant Coordinator
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Other suggested positions include:

  • Safety Officer
  • Equipment Manager
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Social Media Manager

If you are interested in starting a chapter in your area, please schedule a one-on-one information session below. We will share additional information and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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