Are you a leader in your local veteran family community? Do you want to help spouses in your area get connected and create a strong community?
Become a VSN Region Leader:
The VSN is currently recruiting veteran spouses and partners of veterans throughout Texas to become VSN Region Leaders. Region Leaders will help the network build stronger connections among spouses in Texas, and provide much-needed supports to local spouses.
As a VSN Region Leader, you will:
- Serve as a point of contact for spouses in your community – each region is highlighted on the VSN website with a short bio
- Help connect spouses in your community to local resources
- Host events for spouses in your community! Whether it’s a self-care Saturday, a luncheon, a yoga class, a family day, or an informational workshop, we want to provide spouses with opportunities to connect with other local spouses!
- Represent the VSN in your community
- Share events, articles, and resources with us to share on Facebook
- Write blog posts for the VSN website and help recruit other Texas spouses interested in writing blog posts to share their experiences and tell their story.
If you are interested in becoming a VSN Region Leader, take this brief survey today! For questions, contact Ashley Schwarz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a V-SRG Leader:
As a Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group leader, you will provide spouses with a community of support by hosting peer support groups that allow spouses to share their stories and experiences, and lean on one another for support and guidance.
V-SRG leaders become trained to lead in-person or online groups of 6-8 spouses through a 12 week program. All groups must be led by two veteran spouses, so we encourage you to apply with a co-lead in mind, or we can match you with spouses from your area. Check out our Programs page to learn more about the V-SRG program.
As a V-SRG Leader, you will:
- Attend a virtual leader training in January/February 2021 (schedule below).
- Recruit spouses in your community for your first group beginning in Spring 2021 or Summer 2021.
- Begin running your first 12-week group in Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 and run a second 12-week group in Fall 2021 at a meeting space convenient to you or virtually. (Access to Zoom will be provided for all virtual leaders.) You can continue to run groups after that as well, but we require a commitment to run at least 2 groups.)
- Commit 4-5 hours per week to facilitate weekly group sessions (12-week groups, 2-hour sessions), prep for the group, and attend weekly leader support calls.
- Attend weekly online/phone meetings with staff and other group leaders.
If you are interested in becoming a V-SRG Leader, take this brief survey today! For questions, contact Hannah O’Brien at email@example.com
V-SRG Leader Training Schedule
Note: In order to complete the V-SRG training, you must attend all training sessions, however, if you are unable to attend any of the below dates, make-ups can be scheduled.
Saturday, January 30, 2021
|9:00 am – 1:00 pm CST||Program intro, group facilitation skills, and session 1 content|
|Sunday, January 31, 2021||
12:00 – 4:00 pm CST
Session 2, 3, 4 & 5 content
Saturday, February 6, 2021
|9:00 am – 12:30 pm CST||
Session 6 & 7 content
Sunday, February 7, 2021
|12:00 – 3:30 pm CST||
Session 8, 9 & 10 content
|Saturday, February 13, 2021||9:00 am – 1:00 pm CST||
Session 11 & 12 content & online facilitation
Become a Virtual Social Club Leader:
The Virtual Social Club program was created in April 2020 to respond to the social isolation many were experiencing due to the pandemic. The VSC program provides a variety of virtual meet-up opportunities for military and veteran-connected groups.
As a Virtual Social Club Leader, you will:
- Plan virtual events that interest you. Leaders develop content, help market the events to their networks, and lead the groups.
- Virtual Social Club Leaders are supported by VSN staff in the creation of session guides, as well as managing the logistics for the group, including registration, communication, and Zoom use.
VSC Leaders should be prepared to commit 2-4 hours per month to these duties. If you are interested in becoming a virtual Social Club Leader, take this brief survey today! For questions, contact Hannah O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org