"The Stand Down is a military term referring to an opportunity to achieve a brief respite from combat. Troops assemble in a base camp to receive new clothing, hot food, and a relative degree of safety before returning to the front. Today more than 100 organizations across the country partner with local businesses, government agencies, tribal governments, community, and faith-based service providers to hold Stand Down events in local communities for homeless veterans and their families. These collaborative events are coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers. Typically, services available at these events include temporary shelter, showers, haircuts, meals, clothing, hygiene care kits, medical examinations, immunizations, legal advice, state identification cards, veteran benefit information, training program information, employment services, and referral to other supportive services.
Volunteer Positions will include administrative support, outreach & marketing, entertainment, communication, event check-in, meal service, informational booth, safety & security as well as Veteran Peer Navigators (see photo above)."