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CREATING COMMUNITY

Serve to Honor

Become a Volunteer2024-07-18T16:13:44-05:00

Through the commitment of our volunteer base, we can continue to expand our services to support more heroes and increase our impact

Volunteer with HOW: Serve to Honor

At the heart of our operations are the dedicated individuals who offer their time and expertise to our valuable volunteer programs. Fueled by community involvement, these programs play a crucial role in supporting our recreational therapy initiatives. The impact of our volunteers cannot be overstated—they are a crucial part of Heroes on the Water (HOW), driving change and making a meaningful difference in countless lives. We invite you to join our HOW Family and experience the joy and fulfillment of contributing to our hero’s wellness journeys.

Become A Volunteer

We are a non-profit organization passionately committed to enhancing the lives of veterans and first responders. We strive to create a close-knit community that thrives on mutual respect, open and positive communication, and harmonious interaction. Through our carefully designed programs, we aim to make a meaningful difference in the lives of HOW participants.

Our dedicated volunteers, spread across the nation, share a common goal of making a positive impact on their local communities. They selflessly devote their time and effort to ensure that HOW participants receive the support and experiences they truly deserve.

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:

  • Kayaking: As a volunteer in kayaking, you’ll have the opportunity to assist others in discovering the joy of this exciting outdoor activity.
  • Fishing: Joining as a volunteer in fishing, you’ll get to share your angling expertise, teach others the art of fishing, and help create lasting memories on the water.
  • Photography/Videography: Capture moments as a volunteer photographer or videographer. Your skills behind the lens will help document meaningful moments and showcase the camaraderie at events.
  • Social Media Management: Make a difference as a volunteer in social media management. Help our chapters raise awareness, recruit participants and volunteers, and engage with their local community online.
  • Administrative: Support the smooth operation as an administrative volunteer. Assist with tasks such as scheduling, and correspondence, ensuring that the essential behind-the-scenes chapter work is well-managed and efficient.
  • Event Coordination: As a volunteer in event coordination, you’ll be involved in the execution and management of chapter events and help create seamless and enjoyable experiences for participants.

Have a skillset that you’d like to share but don’t see it listed above? Feel free to contact your local chapter and let them know how you’d like to help the HOW community.

The Impact of Volunteering on Veterans and First Responders

Volunteering plays a profound role in enhancing the lives of veterans and first responders. It provides an essential support network for these heroes, many of whom face unique challenges as they reintegrate into civilian life or deal with stressful situations inherent to their roles. Heroes on the Water kayak fishing events help veterans, and first responders decompress and offer them a break from their routine, as well as much needed camaraderie.

The consistent support and appreciation expressed through volunteer efforts reinforce to veterans and first responders that their sacrifices are recognized and valued. This acknowledgment is significant and encourages positive societal integration. Through volunteering, you can make a profound difference in a community that celebrates service and stands with our heroes in solidarity.

Volunteer and Make a Difference

Regardless of your background, skills, or experience, we have opportunities for you to contribute. Our volunteer programs are designed to be inclusive and adaptable, ensuring that everyone can find a place in our community and a way to contribute that aligns with their interests and abilities.

Are you ready to be part of something bigger? Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Explore our volunteer opportunities: Review the list of volunteer roles above to see where you can contribute. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, an expert angler, a social media guru, or an administrative wizard, we have a place for you.
  2. Connect with your local chapter: Reach out to your local HOW chapter to get started. They can provide information about current volunteer opportunities and guide you through the process of joining their team.
  3. Join our community: The chapter leadership team will invite you to learn more about your volunteer role and our programs. Engage with your fellow volunteers and program participants at events.

Every contribution counts, and every volunteer plays a vital role in our collective success. Join us today and be part of our mission to enhance the lives of heroes through the outdoors.

Volunteers with Heart

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