A Network Rooted in Peer Leadership
At the Veteran Spouse Network, we believe in the value and benefit of strong supportive communities that offer peer-based guidance and understanding to help address the unique challenges of military and post-service family life. In line with that belief, all of our programs are led by volunteer peer leaders that allow participants to receive support through shared experience and understanding.
If you are connected to the military or veteran community and are interested in providing peer support opportunities, we encourage you to consider volunteering with the VSN today! Learn more about the different peer leader opportunities within the VSN below.
Become a Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group (V-SRG) Leader
As a V-SRG leader, you will facilitate curriculum-driven peer support groups for veteran spouses/partners, that provide participants with a space to come together, share their stories, challenges, successes, and lean on one another for support and guidance. As a V-SRG leader, you have the opportunity to lead in-person or virtual groups, either in the traditional 12-week, mini-series, or solo-session format. V-SRG leaders complete training in group and online facilitation skills, as well as the V-SRG curriculum. If interested in leading a traditional 12-week group, which must be led by a co-lead team, applicants are encouraged to apply with a co-lead in mind, or we can match you with a leader in your area.
As a V-SRG Leader, you will…
The virtual V-SRG Leader Training consists of a combination of self-paced pre-work course hours (approximately 6-10 hours) that are to be completed virtually prior to the live training dates, as well as three 8-hour live training days that are conducted via Zoom. Leaders must be able to attend at least 70% of the live training time, as well as complete the required self-paced pre-work in order to complete their certification. View the calendar below for a list of upcoming virtual training dates.
Become a VSN Social Club Leader
As a Social Club leader, you will provide members of the military and veteran-connected community with social, supportive, and/or educational peer support opportunities. While leaders are supported by VSN Staff in the creation of session guides, managing the logistics for the group (including registration, marketing, communication, and Zoom use), Social Club leaders are encouraged to follow their passions, interests, and skillsets to determine the content, structure, and audience of their social clubs.
As a Social Club Leader, you will…
Become a Veteran Family Transition (VFT) Leader
As a VFT leader, you will have the opportunity to serve in two roles, both offered virtually. Leaders can be trained to facilitate peer support groups for transitioning spouses, through the Spouses Transition Too (T2) Chats, or serve as #CivLife Peer Panelists, sharing tips and tricks related to navigating the transition from military to civilian life.
As a VFT Leader, you will…
Meet Our Peer Leaders
Apply to Be a Leader Today!
If you are a veteran spouse/partner who is interested in becoming a V-SRG Leader or VFT Leader or are a member of the larger military or veteran-connected community who is interested in becoming a Social Club Leader, please complete our VSN Leader Application today! For questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.