Platoon Events

There are four types of events you will be coordinating throughout the year. At minimum, you will be asked to host 1 event per month. With that being said, you are empowered to host as many events as you would like!

Service Project

A Service Project is primarily planned, coordinated and executed by you and your Leadership Team.

Here is some criteria around hosting a Service Project:

  • One per quarter, minimum
  • Driven by Platoon operations and strategy
  • Work closely with assigned team members
  • Ideally executed on a longterm planning schedule
  • Majority of funding comes from Platoon budget

Click here for an in-depth guide on Service Projects

Support Project

A Support Project is a great way to support your community partners. This project entails supporting another organization's volunteer event to bolster their volunteer capacity.

Here is some criteria around hosting a Service Project:

  • One per quarter, minimum
  • We provide capacity through volunteers, expertise, and/or tools to another organization's event
  • Good opportunity for Platoon members to step-up and lead
  • Typically executed on a short planning schedule
  • No funding, or very little funding, should be coming from Platoon budget

Social Event

Treat your volunteers to relaxation and a time to have fun!

Here is some criteria around hosting a Social Event:

  • Minimum: four a year.
  • Great way to recruit volunteers.
  • Aim for one a quarter. Keep it casual and simple.
  • Mix between professional, veterans only, and family events.
  • Empower members to run and host events.
  • Majority of funding comes from Platoon Budget.


Special Event

A Special Event is designed to offer something unique to your volunteers. These events could include networking sessions, supporting another veteran organization, or professional development opportunities.