California public libraries, in partnership with California Department of Veterans Affairs, are working to connect veterans and their families to benefits and services for which they are eligible. Libraries, in collaboration with community veteran service organizations, can positively impact the quality of life for veterans.
Veterans Connect @ the Library is gathering information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) to help veterans find the information and help they need in these difficult times. This content is being updated regularly.
All of California's 1,120 public libraries can have a two year subscription to Brainfuse's JobNow and VetNow platforms. The VetNow platform helps veterans learn new skills, prepare for certification testing, translate military skills to civilian life, create more impactful civilian resumés, improve interviewing techniques for veterans, and search for jobs. For access call your local library or visit them online. You can get an introduction on JobNow and VetNow at the CALL Academy (you need to be logged in to see these tutorials).
Implementing and Managing Virtual Volunteers & Programs: A Step-by-Step Handbook (PDF format, 3MB) - This handbook provides information on how to develop and carry out a virtual volunteer program so that volunteers can continue to work with veterans. Three curbside/grab and program ideas are included. Please feel free to make a copy of this handbook for distribution to your supervisors and director or volunteers as appropriate.
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