The Veterans Conservation Corps is made up of three programs.
1) The Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC)
The mission of the Veterans Conservation Corps is to
assist veterans by providing training and volunteer opportunities that
help to restore and protect Washington state’s natural resources.
Volunteer and Internship Opportunities Include:
Stream Restoration & Monitoring
Re-vegetation of Native Plants
Restoration of Watersheds, Forests,
Prairies or Native Grasslands
Office or Clerical Duties
Environmental or Community Education
Other Protection or Restoration Activities
Other aspects of the VCC program include Recruitment for Job Training and Traumatic Brain Injury. Through a grant from the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Commission we have contractedwith a VCC TBI project coordinator who will educate Vet Corps members about TBI and how to form support groups within their sites.
2) The VET CORPS
The VCC Vet Corps is funded through an AmeriCorps grant.
Vet Corps members are stationed at many colleges throughout the state. They help veterans achieve their higher education goals by:
• Working with College Certifying Officials or Veterans Representatives
• Navigating the GI Bill and Financial Aid Office
• Providing connections with federal, state or local veterans benefits.
This program helps veterans navigate Washington’s higher education and training programs to help veterans adjust from military life to college life!
If you are a King County veteran or are interested in employment or training in King County, please contact Roxanne Clark, 360-907-9917, Roxannec@dva.wa.gov or Mark Fischer, 360-725-2224, MarkF@dva.wa.gov. We have a separate program to assist you with resources, both financial and system help, in order to place you in an apprenticeship program, school, or employment.
4) Transitioning Back Into Employment
The Vet Corp and the Washington State Council of Society of Human Resources Managers, SHRM, have developed a state wide initiative to help returning Vets transition back into employment. The WA SHRM chapters have partnered to provide workforce readiness resources and employment opportunities to Vets within their local community.
For more information
contact Mark Fischer 1-800-562-2308 toll-free
360-725-2224 direct line email@example.com.