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Volunteer Opportunities at the Veteran’s Outreach Center

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The Veterans Outreach Center in Rochester is America’s oldest non-profit provider of community-based services for veterans and their families.

The Veterans Outreach Center (VOC) has been the leading the way on veterans issues since 1973 when most Americans didn’t care about veterans at all, and most people had never heard of PTSD.

The VOC was founded to support Vietnam Veterans coping with their wartime experiences and to facilitate government benefits claims. In those days, veterans’ issues were on the back burner for most Americans.

While most of the country looked the other way, the people at the Veterans Outreach Center stepped in to fill the void. The VOC saw the need then, and has been in the forefront of helping veterans readjust to civilian life ever since.

Over the years the Veterans Outreach Center has evolved to the meet the ever-changing needs of today’s veterans. Their programs have been innovative and have been light-years ahead of the programs offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

To provide these services, the VOC often depends on volunteers. Currently, the Veterans Outreach Center is looking for people to fill these volunteer positions.

Supportive Services for Veteran's Families (SSVF)
Administrative Volunteer

Qualifications:

Capable of maintaining confidentiality with client records.
Comfortable and familiar with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.
Experienced with data entry.

Responsibilities:

Input client data utilizing Excel and Access
Create files for new clients files, prepare file jackets with appropriate documents.
File client records.
Copy required documents from intake files as needed.

Schedule:

Thursdays and/or Fridays, 3-4 hours.

T he Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program enables VOC to partner with some of the best agencies in the greater Rochester area to deliver a wide variety of supportive services to our veterans. Services can include: housing search and placement, rent assistance, utilities assistance, temporary financial assistance, free legal assistance, veteran to veteran mentoring, financial counseling/coaching, and free tax preparation.

Stars and Stripes Flag Store
Store Associate Volunteer

Qualifications:

Reliable, outgoing, and comfortable interacting with customers.
Customer service/retail experience a plus, but not required.

Responsibilities:

Greet and welcome visitors to the store.
Become familiar with Flag Store policies and procedures, layout, and merchandise.
Assist customers with purchases, resolving any inquiries or concerns.
Assist with inventory, store display, pricing merchandise, and re-stocking shelves.

Schedule:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri (afternoon), 3-4 hours.

For more information contact:
Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.
447 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

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