Past Events

During Veteran Appreciation Week.  Director of Philanthropy to speak at Episcopal High School, Shiloh Baptist in DC, and at a Back On My Feet Treadmill Challenge Event!


Veteran Stand down for health and employment on #GivingTuesday – Seasonal employment opportunity

On the morning of Wednesday, November 28, at 8:30 AM Veterans On the Rise is hosting a Veteran Employment and Heath Stand Down event at our Head Quarters in Washington, DC.  We invite veterans wanting to work four to five, 8-hour days (daytime hours) to please reach out to Veterans On the Rise to participate. There are currently 15 open positions.  Reach us at info@vetsontherise.org or 202-388-4090. Happy Veterans Day! This event is brought to us by the Coalition to Salute Americas Heros, generous donations from the Red Cross, Easter Seals, and donors like you.  A special thanks to a kind and generous team of consultants from Deloitte Consulting who arrived at 6:00 AM to prepare a yummy breakfast for the veterans participating in the Stand Down. The power of collaboration!


VOTR Memorial Day Cookout and VOTR honors

The third annual VOTR Veterans Day Cookout will take place on May 28, 2016.

Also on May 25, VOTR leaders were honored by the DC Mayor’s Office of Veteran Affairs.  For more information on the event please see the link below.

Grant Per Diem Homeless Housing Service providers were honored by the DC Mayor's Office of Veteran Affairs this summer! Go Access Housing, US Vets, and VOTR!

Posted by Veterans On the Rise on Monday, August 8, 2016


Electrician Apprenticeship Open House

 

VOTR is hosting an electrician apprenticeship open house on Dec 22, 2015, or 12/22/2015. We will leave from VOTR HQ and a few other locations and arrive in Laurel, MD at some time thereafter. Interested parties should call Ms. Burley to the participant list.  We will provide a light breakfast snack to those who join VOTR on the day of the open house.

Apprenticeship Open House Flyer

VOTR Holiday Party will take place on Tuesday, December 22 at 6:00 PM at the Empowerment Center

VOTR Holiday party invitation

Why your support matters

Meet VOTR graduate D.C. who was able to change and rebalance his life at VOTR. After taking a short time to refocus, he was able to increase his VA benefits and set an academic path to success. He did this while dealing with the physical and psychological impacts of dealing with a Traumatic Brain Injury that went undiagnosed for 15 years.


Spirit of Caring Month with Avalon Bay

During the month of September VOTR welcomes employees and execs from Avalon Bay for multiple days of service. These volunteers will paint, build cubbies, and lend their carpentry skills to help make VOTR living spaces for veterans to look even more wonderful than they currently do!  VOTR is so grateful for the spirit of service, caring, and generosity of sponsors like Avalon Bay!  Who have you served today?

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Mentor

Mentoring Program Training

August 24th, September 16th

Mentors of the Welcome Back Incarcerated Veterans Mentoring Program are required to complete 7 hours of training before being assigned to mentor a veteran involved with the criminal justice system. VOTR hosts periodic training sessions for newly joining mentors once the have successfully completed their mentor application and required screenings. Contact the VOTR office to join us this month!  We are so excited to work with our second cohort of mentors and mentees.

VOTR will provide a cosmetic make over day for female veterans in the month of June

Date: Rescheduled

Are you putting your best self forward? VOTR is working in partnership with a local stylist to provide hair and make up overviews to the female veterans served. If you are interested in volunteering for this event on the day of please connect with us using the volunteer button on this site.

make-up
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Spirit of Caring Month with Volunteers from a large major real estate development corporation combined with two cookouts for veterans and volunteers

Dates: 9/21, 9/23, 9/26, and 9/30.  This is an opportunity for conversation, community service,  food enjoyment and encouragement for the veteran population. If your group would like to host one of our monthly veteran meal efforts please reach out to us at info@vetsontherise.org.