This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. Do you need resources or help during the COVID-19 emergency? See Veterans Mutual Aid - NYC Metro. We welcome you to request any help you may need, whether you'd like a fellow veteran to give you a call to check in, or you need food assistance or other help:
Join Team RWB for the Eagle Expedition Virtual Q&A on March 23, 7-8pm (EST).
Are you interested in joining the Eagle Expedition May 20-25 to backpack in the Smoky Mountains and raft the Nantahala with other RWB team members? Join this Q&A to learn about the challenging but rewarding hikes and a bit of the day to day itinerary for the first Eagle Expedition of the year!
Click here for details, using the Team RWB app and your login.
See more virtual fitness opportunities here.
The Military Officers Association of America's Military Executive Transition (MET) Seminar is a virtual, one-day workshop on March 25, 10am-5pm (EST), geared toward preparing military leaders for civilian careers. The workshop focuses on key aspects of a successful military-to-civilian transition and on veterans seeking advancement in their civilian careers.
The seminar includes insight on how to build a stronger and broader network to accelerate your job search; strategies for using recruiters and executive search firms; self-marketing tools including your résumé, LinkedIn profile, and business cards; as well as interview pointers and best practices for salary and benefits negotiations.
The workshop concludes with a popular panel of successfully transitioned senior officers from a range of industries who share their experiences and insights.
Understand How to Do a VA Claim on March 25, 12-1pm (EST). A New York State Division of Veteran Affairs representative will discuss how they can help you submit a claim.
There is no time limit to file a claim for disability compensation. It does not matter how many years have passed since your date of discharge from the military.
If you already have a disability compensation rating from the VA, but your medical condition has worsened, you may file another claim for a higher monthly payout based on the worsening of your medical condition.
Register here. Once your registration is confirmed, a form will be sent out to every participant that should be completed and returned before the event.
Attend the Warrior Writers Virtual Virtual Open Mic Night for veterans and family members on March 25, 8pm (EST).There will be 15 guaranteed performance spots, and 5 waitlist spots, on a first-come first-serve basis. Each performer will be given 4 minutes of time. Poetry, music, storytelling, comedy, or any other form is welcome, and you can perform multiple pieces, as long as it's all under 4 minutes! This is a non-competitive, free event. Performers may share their social media handles, websites, Venmo/Paypal/Cashapp information if viewers want to show some appreciation for the artists’ work!
Email to learn more. Registration will open soon.
Spectra and John Jay Veterans Association presents Service Beyond the Binary, a Zoom webinar, on April 2, 1:40pm (ET).
Join event panelists Michael Matos (he/him/his), President of John Jay Veterans Association; James Fitzgerald (he/him/his), Deputy Director of NYC Veterans Alliance; and Sam Ascencio (he/they/zir), President of Spectra as they answer questions on the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ topics and military service. A roundtable discussion will follow the event.
Join Hiring Our Heroes for an interactive workshop on Acing the Interview on April 6, 1-2pm (EST).
Learn how to prepare, execute, and follow up when you are in the running for your next job. This interactive workshop will include two parts: a best practices presentation followed by an interactive workshop where participants will have a chance to work in small groups to refine and practice for interviews.
Take NYC Edge4Vets Online Workshop Series on April 9 & 23, 1-2:30pm (ET). The series will prepare you for jobs that can lead to great careers. They offer two Zoom sessions, two weeks apart. In Zoom One, you learn how to create a draft Plan4Success for an “edge” to get hired. You’ll have two weeks to work at your own pace to finalize your plan. Then come back for Zoom Two, where they connect you to HR reps at partner companies to help you match your skills and interests in your plan to job opportunities.
Register for both Zoom sessions here.
Sisters in the Brotherhood offers a Pre-Apprentice Program, which can lead to a five-year apprenticeship program with the carpenters union allowing you to earn while you learn. The Sisters are particularly supportive of women, minorities, and veterans who never thought about carpentry as a career.
Learn more about the program during an Info Session on April 12, 6pm (EST).
Register here. Registration will close a week prior to the information session date. Interested applicants will be required to attend one session to be able to qualify for the program.
Meet and interview with hiring managers at companies ranging from local businesses to Fortune 500 corporations at MilitaryX National Veterans Virtual Career Fair on April 13, 12-4pm.
MilitaryX connects veterans with their next employers. Their virtual events connect you directly to veteran-seeking recruiters, a direct connection that can reduce your job search from months to minutes.
Their new virtual events are just as effective as their in-person events. Connect with more employers than ever before from the comfort of your home at a one of a kind online event.