Veterans Peer Corps

Veterans Peer Corps Logo The Mission of the Washington State Veterans Peer Corps is to support, encourage, and empower those who served through local, community based, peer mentorships.

What is a Veterans Peer Corps Mentor?

Many veterans have a need for support services, including peer-to-peer interaction and connections. Some veterans need to talk about their experiences with combat, deployment, or other situations experienced during their time in the military. Often, there is no better person to talk about these experiences with than another veteran. This is exactly what the WDVA Veterans Peer Corps does. A Veterans Peer Corps Member is a veteran, or a veteran’s dependent, who receives training and certification and then serves as a peer mentor by facilitating meetings and activities. The Veterans Peer Corps gives veterans places to gather, share experiences and stories, heal together, and ultimately create a sense of a Veteran Community within their own community.

Program objectives:

  • Build community-based programs that connect veterans from a variety of eras and backgrounds to each other
  • Create opportunities for veterans to gather and participate in activities
  • Provide training for veteran peer mentors and equip them with information about veterans resources in their communities
  • Empower veteran peer mentors to facilitate group and individual mentoring sessions
  • Build camaraderie and trust through ongoing coaching, training opportunities, and support forums
  • Veterans Peer Corps Mentors will work with veterans both in groups and individually to:
    • Create opportunities to give back and be involved with their communities
    • Create a safe local group setting where veterans can share military stories and experiences
    • Participate in activities together and find common interests
    • Assist with transition from the military to civilian life
    • Provide referrals to local, state, and federal benefits and resources

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