Roll Call mission mandates a sincere, on-going commitment to veterans in our community, to honor and serve. If Roll Call meets their needs, its mission will be fulfilled, lives will be positively changed, volunteers will feel accomplishment and appreciation, and the community will be engaged.
Roll Call’s Beliefs about Volunteers
Types of Volunteer Opportunities
All volunteers are asked to complete a volunteer application and will be interviewed and screened for appropriate placement within our organization. A Volunteer Policy & Training Manual is provided and volunteers for the Befriend-a-Veteran program must attend and complete an orientation and training session.
Volunteers are needed for administrative-type work which is very critical to organizing the monthly luncheons. Volunteers are needed to make phone calls prior to the event to obtain RSVPs for those that have not already done so, maintain spreadsheets and lists, and other tasks as assigned by Board Members.
Volunteers assist at the monthly luncheons by setting up and decorating the tables, registering and checking in attendees, helping plate and serve the meals, refilling drinks, busing the tables, and visiting with the veterans. We also have local official military and JROTC color guards volunteer to present the colors.
The most volunteers are needed for the Befriend-a-Veteran program as we have over 250 veterans on our roster. Volunteers are needed who live throughout Tarrant County and even in surrounding counties to visit veterans, maybe take them for coffee or lunch and assist them in whatever ways are identified, by making referrals to professional organizations, companies, or associations that can address these needs. Volunteers for this program are required to undergo an interview, and if approved complete Volunteer Orientation and Training.
Volunteers can also assist with special events. For example, Roll Call participated in the Tarrant County Veterans Day parade and volunteers were needed to help decorate the float. We also have booths at various community festivals or special events such as the Wings Over Dallas Air Show, Azle Sting Fling, and others. This is a chance for volunteers to educate the community about our organization, hang out with veterans who also attend these events, and help raise money for Roll Call.
Those interested in volunteering for the Mail Call program do not require any training, but all volunteers are bound by confidentiality guidelines in dealing with our veterans. Under no circumstances are veterans’ personal information to be given to anyone outside our organization without the consent of the veteran and/or Board President.