On November 11, we observed Veterans Day to thank those who have served our country. But you don’t have to wait a whole year to give your thanks again. It’s important that we know their stories and get to know the people who have sacrificed so much to ensure our safety; it can be simple as offering a handshake as an expression of gratitude.
But if you’re looking for more ways you can give back and help veterans around the country, here are seven organizations dedicated to helping veterans that are currently hiring.
Jericho Project offers programs and services that steer homeless individuals and families towards permanent housing and more stable lives. Through their Veterans Initiative, they provide housing, employment and supportive services to help veterans readjust to civilian life.
Veteran Advocacy Project helps veterans by providing legal services to low-income veterans by ensuring they have assistance to housing and healthcare before reaching a crisis point.
Lockwood Animal Rescue Center is an animal sanctuary that’s home to wolves, horses, coyotes parrots and other animals that have been rescued from abuse and neglect. LARC offers programs that employ veterans to help them cope with PTSD by pairing them with one of their resident animals who have also suffered traumatic experiences.
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is dedicated to honoring veterans and currently active service members. Through exhibitions, including aircrafts, Naval vessels and the famous USS Intrepid, the museum educates the public about history, science and service while honoring those who served.
Founded by Vietnam veterans in 1974, Swords to Plowshares provides direct services to veterans facing homelessness, unemployment and other obstacles they face after returning from war.
The Mission Continues empowers veterans to continue their dedication to service by offering programs that help them get the resources and tools they need to apply their skills to helping their local communities.
Armed Services Arts Partnership initially began as a student group at College of William and Mary that offered the country’s first comedy class for veterans followed by what was the largest writing group for veterans. After becoming a 501(c)3 nonprofit, it then grew to help thousands of veterans find ways to express themselves through the arts.