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:
Other suggested positions include:
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.
Chapters in the News
‘Heroes on the Water’: Nonprofit group takes veterans on overnight kayaking trip
FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A group of veterans went on a float trip down the Lynches River over the weekend, courtesy of the HOW South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter.
Heroes On The Water hosts fishing day in Avila Beach
AVILA BEACH (KSBY) - Central California's Heroes On The Water hosted a fishing day at Avila Beach on Saturday for veterans, first responders, and those on active duty.
Organization helps unite veterans through Kayak fishing
HARLINGEN, TEXAS (KVEO) — The Rio Grande Valley chapter of this national organization helps unite veterans, active-duty military, first responders, and their families through kayak fishing...