Who Are Our Volunteers?
There are many ways to become an active participant and Bonds of Courage volunteer. If you believe, as we do, that everyone has a part to play in supporting our troops and their families in respect for their service to us and to our country, Bonds of Courage provides that opportunity whether you’re an individual or a large corporation.
Please take a moment to look at the many ways you or your organization can make a difference:
Many are compelled through their compassion and patriotism to do their part for our troops and for our nation. People helping people, that’s what Bonds of Courage is all about. Whether you’re interested in helping out in our office, becoming a team organizer, a team member, a job mentor, ‘buddy’ or a donor, Bonds of Courage can align you with any number of ways and opportunities to help the troops. If you’d like to volunteer, click here now.
Organizations and Corporations
If your company or service organization would like to participate, Bonds of Courage can provide you with opportunities and recognition for individual and group participation by supporting active duty troops with jobs, support for family members, by conducting letter writing campaigns, by becoming a financial sponsor, and/or offering employment for new veterans. Volunteer Now!
Young People, Teachers and Parents
We are so glad you are making plans to write to our troops. Below are some ideas you might want to include in your letters.
Express your appreciation for the job they do for us and our country. Remember that every service member goes through rigorous training to make himself or herself physically fit so they can endure extremely long days in difficult environments-like deserts, frigid mountain areas, close quarters of ships and long trips in vehicles. They may be assigned to a mission that takes them away from everyone they love — their parents, wife or husband, children and friends, often for a year or more at a time. Think of how that might be.
Offer them words of encouragement, cheer them on. Let them know you are thinking of them and you are behind them as they do their work. Offer words of respect for their choice to enter military service, to protect you and your family. You might tell them something about you, something interesting you want to share.
Keep your letter upbeat. Please do not talk about harsh realities of war — they know about that all too well. Also avoid offering religious preaching, as this is a personal matter that may be uncomfortable for the reader.