It is through the commitment of our volunteer base that we are able to continue to expand our services to support more heroes and to increase our impact
Become A Volunteer
Heroes on the Water is dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and first responders by creating a community built on respect, positive communication, and peaceful interaction. Our programs are carried out by dedicated volunteers across the country who want to make a difference in their local communities and in the lives of HOW participants.
How can I help Heroes on the Water?
There are many ways that you can volunteer with HOW and support your local community of heroes. Do you have kayak fishing, event coordination, administrative or social media experience?
Local chapters are always looking for volunteers who have one or more of the following skills:
Have a skillset that you’d like to share but don’t see it listed above? Feel free to contact us to or your local chapter and let us know how you’d like to help the HOW community.
Volunteers with Heart
From Pond to Purpose – Kayak Fishing to Heal
Kayak fishing is recreational therapy that provides healing and community. For HOW's Galveston chapter coordinator John, it is using his childhood hobby to provide healing for veterans, first responders and their families.
The Heart of HOW: Volunteers Who Change Lives
Volunteers are the heart of Heroes On The Water - without them, our organization cannot thrive. Read about two long-term volunteers and why they’re passionate about giving back through HOW.
Finding Purpose: How One Veteran Built a Fulfilling Career by Giving Back
Rick Gonzalez lived a life that wasn’t always easy. He says he was an angry kid who didn’t have many plans for his future until a military recruiter called. That call would ultimately change his trajectory in life…