An Army and two Air Force veterans as well as three humanitarians have teamed up to help other veterans find careers with non-government organisations (NGOs). To accomplish this mission they established, “Keep Serving”. Keep Serving is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that provides a great opportunity for a veteran to keep serving with an NGO. Keep Serving bridges the gap between an NGO’s human resource offices (HR), and veterans, which we have informally done several times already.
Such an opportunity has already presented itself before we could get established and we have been asked to see if there is any interest. Attached you will find a job description for a volunteer position that will certainly give you great exposure to how an NGO operates and whether you would want to pursue a career with them or another. It also gets you experience with an NGO, because most of the HR offices will drop you from the list of applicants if you have no NGO experience (having not worked for an NGO). Lastly, it this volunteer position could very well lead to a full-time career with great benefits and decent pay, allowing you to keep serving a great cause.
We have been working with Don Holloway of Veterans Employment Representative, Department of Economic Opportunity, JobsPlus One-Stop Career Center in organizing a webinar/workshop in April that helps veterans understand NGOs and how to pursue those careers with them.
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the Keep Serving Staff
Bob, Doug, Steph, Treva, Jason & Melissa