Post-9/11 Veteran Nonprofit Fellowships

Posted by Mission Continues on October 24, 2016

The Mission Continues Seeks Applications for Post-9/11 Veteran Nonprofit Fellowships

The Mission Continues empowers veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions. Through the Mission Continues, veterans serve their country in new ways by engaging in innovative and action-oriented programs.

As part of this mission, the Mission Continues’ Fellowship program is designed to harness the strengths, skills, and compassion of post-9/11 veterans and empower them to volunteer with nonprofit organizations in their community on a daily basis.

The fellowship requires twenty hours of service per week for twenty-six weeks at a local nonprofit organization. Fellows are encouraged to choose a nonprofit organization to serve based on their own personal passions. Current and alumni fellows have worked at organizations addressing a range of issues, from disaster preparedness, to education for low-income youth, to training service dogs for wounded veterans. Host organizations include Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and many more. To date, more than six hundred unique nonprofit and community organizations have hosted a Mission Continues Fellow.

Fellows are awarded a cost-of-living stipend to offset expenses while they are serving their fellowship. The stipend is variable by location and based on nationally developed stipend scales for service-related fellowships.

Before beginning the fellowship, fellows attend a three-day orientation, joining other post-9/11 veterans from their Fellowship Class for a weekend of training, service, and camaraderie. On returning home from orientation, fellows officially begin their fellowships at their host organizations.

To be eligible, applicants must have served in the United States military after September 11, 2001, having attained an honorable discharge and a clean record after a minimum of twenty-four months of time in military service (unless serious injury was sustained preventing further service). Applicants may no longer be serving on active duty or serving in the National Guard or Reserve (IRR/ING status is acceptable).

See the Mission Continues website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


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