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Thank you for your interest in our Volunteer Program!
Do you have particular areas of interest or special skills? Take a look at our volunteer description list below.
We Would Love to have You Join our TEAM!
Please forward any questions or volunteer interests directly to:
Volunteer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
SOWW is asking for your help to assist with the large number of fundraisers, activities, and events we have throughout the year, both at the Warrior Retreat and other locations around the local community – such as local fundraisers, cake competitions, chili cook offs, holiday celebrations, and visits to local military hospitals. Help us support one or several fabulous events like Monte Carlo Night, Open Houses, the Willing Warrior Annual Gala, Poker Run, Golf Tournament, Warrior Barbecues, and holiday hospital visits. This is a fun way to get involved, meet our volunteer teams and many of the Warriors we serve. We are currently in need of Event Coordinators. SOWW Event Coordinators are highly organized, enthusiastic individuals who will interface with interested community sponsors and organize volunteer teams for these events.
As a nonprofit organization, fundraising is critical to our organization. Join one of our active teams or create a fundraising team of your own! We need help with event marketing, administration, and special event volunteers. Other fundraising volunteer needs:
~Purchase a Brick Program: The Brick program is a wonderful opportunity to display the legacy of the incredible sacrifices that have been made for our country’s freedom. The funds will be used to provide our wounded, ill or injured warriors and their families support and peaceful respite stays at the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run. Show your support by purchasing and personalizing a brick.
~Sponsor a Warrior: There are many groups, big and small, who can fundraise on behalf of SOWW. One sponsorship pays for a week’s stay for a Warrior and their family at the Retreat! If you are energetic and have contact with schools, civic, spiritual, sport, or any group/individual that may be interested in sponsoring a Warrior, we need you to help spread the word! For more details please click on the provided LINK: https://willingwarriors.org/sponsor-a-warrior-visit/
Help us make every Warrior visit amazing, relaxing, restful and special! If helping a wounded, ill or injured Warrior get through their incredibly stressful treatment program and rebuilding their lives sounds appealing – join Serve Our Willing Warriors Guest Services Team! This is a very fulfilling opportunity to work directly with the Warriors and their families. We need help with reservations, guest interviews, scheduling of guest special activities, coordinating guest stays, and running special Warrior events due to the increased demand for our services. Guest Services volunteers are required to fill out the Background Survey and to sign a non-disclosure agreement due to working with sensitive Warrior information. No prior experience is necessary; we will train you. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with the service member and their family. This is an extremely important volunteer position and does require more time to be dedicated to the service member. Day time hours and occasional weekends are necessary.
You are not just cleaning a house, you are cleaning a home…a weeklong sanctuary for our “Willing Warriors”, their families, caregivers, and friends. It gives them a place to reconnect with their family and friends, enjoying each other’s company away from a hospital setting. House prep is a unique opportunity as we have the chance to meet our Warrior guests as they are checking out. This is a wonderful chance to give back to your community and personally thank service members and their families for all they have sacrificed for our country. This group meets every Wednesday morning (9:30AM to 12:00PM) to clean and prepare the house for our next Warrior and their family. OR
Join our Retreat Staging Team. Help SOWW continue to make our Retreat a “home away from home.” This team sets up the Retreat with special preparation for each service member and their family prior to their arrival at the Retreat.
Help us make a great first impression by maintaining our 37 acres nestled in the foot of the Bull Run Mountains. Clearing, planting, and maintaining the retreat grounds is a year-long effort! If you enjoy working outside mowing grass, pulling weeds, or working in gardens, this is the team for you.
Snow clearing and snow shovelers are also needed when the time comes!
SOWW is always in need of skilled and licensed handymen, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, builders, and contractors.
Please consider coming out and helping SOWW maintain the grounds and gardens and to make our Retreat shine.
More Ways to Get Involved
A Warrior Retreat Guest Testimonial
April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
June 13 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
July 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT