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The Mission Continues
For those who have a heart for service, the military can provide a way to fulfill that need. But what happens when your tour of duty is over, and you find yourself back home, missing the camaraderie of your old platoon? Thankfully, “The Mission Continues” can help you find a new platoon for service right here in America. Here’s how:
The Mission Continues empowers veterans adjusting to life at home to find new missions. We redeploy veterans so that their shared legacy will be one of action and service. The Mission Continues has helped thousands of post-9/11 veterans transition successfully by focusing their talents and energy on tackling challenges here at our home front.
Communities across the country are growing stronger because veterans are finding ways to apply their skills and leadership at home. The Mission Continues offers the opportunity for veterans and civilians to give back to their community, and become stronger citizens. It’s a collective effort that empowers veterans to serve in new ways, solve tough challenges and mobilize communities to serve alongside them.
Whether you have one day to give, or you are looking for a long-term role of service, there is an opportunity for you to report for duty in your community.
Be a Leader in Your Community
Open to: Post-9/11 veterans.
Through the Mission Continues’ Fellowship Program, selected veterans volunteer part-time for six months at the community organization of their choice. In return, Fellows receive a living stipend, complete a leadership development curriculum and develop new skills and networks. The Fellowship Program is ideal for veterans looking to start a new career, gain practical work experience while attending school or for a new way to serve at home.
Serve on a Team in Your Community
Open to: Veterans of all eras, active duty, guard, reserve, IRR.
Service platoons are teams of veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen and reservists that mobilize together to solve a specific challenge in their community. Through weekly, monthly and quarterly events, service platoons allow members to volunteer as often as their schedules allow. Platoons are currently serving and forming in cities across the country.
Join With Others for a Day of Service
Open to: Anyone
There is no better way to bring a community together than by enabling them to serve alongside one another. Service missions are single or multi-day projects that allow veterans and civilians to serve together. Volunteers at a service mission may build a playground in an under-resourced community, plant a community garden or renovate a school that serves at-risk youth.
Turn Your Passion into a Fundraising Mission
Open to: Anyone
From push-up challenges in Minnesota to the Marine Corps Marathon in D.C. and spare change drives in Maryland elementary schools, individuals and communities across the country have united behind this generation of veterans. Fundraisers in support of The Mission Continues come in all shapes and sizes. Come up with your own mission, create a fundraising page on our website and empower veterans to serve again.
To learn more about The Mission Continues, click here.
To see Eric Greitens, founder of The Mission Continues, interviewed by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, click here.