New Opportunities for Veterans

“New Opportunities for Veterans is a program offered by RSVP. Participation in our program, either as a volunteer or to obtain services, is open to anyone living or working in our service area. Volunteers who wish to help Veterans, especially veterans who would like to volunteer their time, are needed. Experience tells us that, when it comes to assisting other veterans, volunteers who are also veterans are best suited. Referrals for services are also being solicited.

For more information about this program, contact the program coordinator by phone at (203) 575-4222 or email elder [at] newoppinc [dot] org.

Visiting Vets Program

The Visiting Vets Program  provides visits to homebound, ill, or otherwise isolated veterans.

Outreach

“Outreach” - Volunteers for this part of this program will attend “stand downs”, Veteran Service Organizations events, or general community events to provide information to veterans and examine possible assistance for their needs. Volunteer will assess veteran needs and direct veterans to programs and services (government or civilian) that can meet those needs. Volunteer may also assist with the application process and/or following up on an application.

Job Skill Mentoring

“Job Skill Mentoring” Volunteers working on this part of our program will take advantage of the volunteer’s career and job search experience and skills. Volunteers will provide coaching to veterans in the preparation of resumes, interviewing skills, networking, etc. to prepare the veteran to have a more positive experience when getting ready for job searching. Volunteers will also be able to refer the veteran to the career development programs (e.g.job placement, resume writing, etc.) at the CT Department of Labor (CTDOL).

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