Salute the Troops is an all-volunteer organization -- donating time and talent to give back to those who have served.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”
- Abraham Lincoln
*Photo courtesy of www.one-colorado.org/news/a-call-for-volunteers/
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Some of the reasons people choose to volunteer are to:
- Give something back to an organization that has impacted on a person's life, either directly or indirectly
- Make a difference to the lives of others
- Help the environment
- Help others less fortunate or without a voice
- Feel valued and part of a team
- Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
- Gain confidence and self-esteem
- For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change
Volunteers have the opportunity to:
- Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
- Developing existing skills and knowledge
- Enhancing a CV
- Improving one's employment prospects
- Gaining an accreditation
- Using one's professional skills and knowledge to benefit others (usually described as pro bono)
Volunteering appeals because of its social benefits, which include:
- Meeting new people and making new friends
- A chance to socialize
- Getting to know the local community
Become a Race Day Volunteer
Volunteer at the Warrior House
When: Spring 2017
Where: Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac
We need upwards of 60 volunteers to make our annual half marathon, 5K, and kids' race a success! We need help before the day of the race organizing race packets, laying out the route markers, and more. On race day, we need help manning registration tables, setting up, marking the route, manning water tables, and more.
Contact: Cassandra Feustel & Kris Kiesow firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing Committee Volunteers
Where: W462 US Hwy 67, Lomira, WI
If you have special skills, want to donate time, have fun while helping change our community by volunteering, then this is the opportunity for you! Our Warrior House is located on 1.34 acres of beautiful land, surround by farmland and over-looking a gorgeous golf course. We have opportunities for landscaping, snow removal, organizing, inventorying, as well as volunteering special skills or areas of expertise.
Contact: Richard Feustel
When: Throughout the Year
Where: Fond du Lac
Our Marketing Committee is constantly busy. We want to spread the word about all the great work our Salute the Troops team does to make a difference for veterans in our area. Will you join us?
Responsibilities include organizing marketing materials to potential sponsors and community partners, stuffing envelopes, and maintaining the website.
Contact: Robin Schroeder
Provide Childcare for Veterans Seeking Employment
When: As needed
Where: Determined by Veteran
Often times veterans beginning to transition to civilian life don't need monetary help -- they need our community to give them just a little help to get them on their way. If you would be willing to provide childcare for the children of area veterans as they join the job hunt, let us know!
Fond du Lac Fondue Fest
When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Where: Downtown Fond du Lac
We need at least 10 volunteers to help with our brat tent at FDL Fondue Fest. This event is a major fundraiser for Salute the Troops. We need your help to make it happen -- so we can pass those funds on to veterans in need. Responsibilities will include cooking brats and selling brats and beer.
Contact: Vicky Melius
Volunteer at our Annual Veterans Gala
When: November, 2017
Where: To be announced
We need 6 volunteers to help with this event. Responsibilities will include manning registration tables, ushering, and clean up.
Interested in making this event a success?