Mission: To connect military veterans with meaningful employment opportunities that serve our communities and environment
Results: By the end of 2011, 316 veterans experienced the great outdoors through our Outdoor Conservation(including our Wildland Firefighting), a program that puts veteran teams to work on our public lands completing conservation and stewardship projects.
Forty veterans have been directly hired by VGJ; the majority of these employees are now working in our weatherization department, which has weatherized 3,876 homes within two years.
10% of all of the clients served through our weatherization program receive field quality assurance audits from qualified State of Colorado and Department of Energy inspectors. We also receive two State of Colorado administration audits per year. Veterans Green Jobs has received excellent ratings from all field and administration audits. We are currently on target to meet all of our program outputs through this program year.
Target demographics: Service Transition. Our award-winning service transition programs provide short-term, work-intensive projects for those just completing military service or veterans ready to make a transition to a new vocational path. Hands-on projects provide veterans with transferable skills and experience, and guide them toward exciting new career and education opportunities.
Direct beneficiaries per year: VGC - 100+
Weatherization - 1300 +
VCC - 13
Geographic areas served: Rocky Mountain Region, Washington DC, Bucks County PA, California
Programs: Outdoor Conservation Program, Wildland Firefighting Program, Employment Program, Go Green Warehouse, Home Weatherization
I was lucky enough to spend my professional internship with this organization. The staff is friendly, passionate, dedicated and absolutely wonderful! I not only spent 450 hours volunteering as an intern, I have also donated to the organization financially and hope to continue volunteering and helping financially when possible. The hard work that this organization does can be seen in their successes of assisting veterans gaining employment. This is an organization that gives back to the men and women that have served our country, you can give back to by volunteering or donating to Veterans Green Jobs or the Go Green Warehouse.