The American Red Cross of Southeast West Virginia is looking for a veteran of any military service who would like to work with vulnerable and at-risk service members and their families in the Beckley area. “As a veteran I have personally witnessed the power of Veterans help Veterans. The work VetCorps members are doing in West Virginia inspiring and critical” says Mike Webb, program manager of the Service to the Armed Forces Program for the American Red Cross West Virginia.
The chosen veteran will be a member of the WV LifeBridge VetCorps. WV LifeBridge VetCorps engages military veterans in national service to provide peer mentoring, employment and skills training, information and referral services and financial literacy services and supports to military veterans and other adults who are experiencing or who are risk of becoming homeless. Vet Corps members are paid a living allowance, earn an education award, and receive health insurance and child care. All members must sign a contract committing to one year of service.
The Beckley VetCorp Member will be responsible for coordinating American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) programs at the Beckley VA Medical Center and the Beckley Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). A successful VetCorp candidate will be trained and receive national certification as a Veterans Service Officer. Call Mike Webb for more information at 304-989-4278 or visit http://www.lifebridgewv.org/index.php.