VA’s Office of Public Affairs’ Digital Media Engagement (DME) team is expanding its Virtual Volunteer program to invite new volunteers to help create content that honors Veterans and helps them learn more about their benefits. The Virtual Volunteer program will be open to currently enrolled college students and college graduates who have skills in various forms of digital content creation, social media management and accessibility.
The first step to apply to join the DME Virtual Volunteer Team is simple: just complete this form. Please make certain to include any skills you have that would be an asset to our digital media team. If those skills match our needs, you will be contacted.
New virtual volunteers need to register with the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) and will be assigned to VA’s Digital Media Engagement team. Joining the VAVS will include completing any application forms, participating in an initial interview with the VAVS coordinator and an on-boarding session with VAVS. We will provide you with the forms and help you with this process. Any applicant who successfully completes this process will begin on-boarding as a Virtual Volunteer with the DME team.
Upon joining the Virtual Volunteer team, you will receive some training regarding how to communicate with your team and how our virtual workflow functions. You will then be able to start working on projects for VA’s VAntage Point blog, the Borne the Battle podcast, various social media channels, web development and more. Please be aware that the VAVS requires a minimum of 10 hours per week and you must document your volunteer hours and update VAVS each week.
For any questions, email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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