Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer to help support veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) and The NEST Collaborative (NEST = Nevada Ensures Support Together) have partnered to offer the "Heroes for Heroes" program, and we are so excited to welcome you to the team.


Once you complete this form, please click the ‘Continue’ button at the bottom of the page.


First, please tell us how to contact you:


Now tell us a little more about you.


Languages Spoken

What languages (including English) do you speak fluently?



How did you hear about us?

Please tell us how you heard about the opportunity to volunteer with the Heroes for Heroes program.



Availability

What days and times are you available to volunteer?



Webcam Access

Do you have access to a webcam to video chat if requested?



Volunteer Area of Interest

Please tell us which NEST volunteer opportunities most interest you:


1. Provide one-to-one check-in calls to a list of assigned veterans:

One-to-One Calls: Provide regular check-in calls 2x/week for up to 10 veterans and refer identified needs to Volunteer Guides.


2. Host virtual social connections for a small group of veterans:

Peer Social Groups: Host online or telephone-based gatherings once per week for up to 2 groups of 5 elders per group.


Volunteer opportunities are available for serving veterans living in the Northern Nevada and Southern Nevada Veterans Homes, and also veterans living in their own homes in the community.


**As a note, both Veterans Homes prefer to have volunteers call on evenings and weekends during down time.



References

Please list one personal or professional reference.



About you

Please provide a few sentences about yourself that we can give to the elders you'll be serving, so that they can get to know you a bit before your first conversation! This information will also be shared with your Volunteer Guides (who will help to support you throughout your volunteer service) and the other Volunteers in your Volunteer cohort (i.e. the other Volunteers also being supported by you Volunteer Guides)


Example, What are your hobbies? What are most passionate about? What is one of your hopes or dreams? Where do you call “home”?



You must consent to a background check in order to volunteer with The NEST Collaborative. By checking the box below, you are stating that you would be willing to consent to a background check. This background check will be conducted through Verified First (https://verifiedfirst.com) and will require some personal information (including a social security number). You will receive communication directly from Verified First regarding your background check.


Additionally, by checking the box below, you grant NDVS and The NEST Collaborative the right to use any success stories that you might share for the purposes of program reporting and promotion.