Vets on the go:
VFVF® is providing a list of veteran activities that we are aware of and that our Veterans Activity Coordinator has been involved with some of them. If you have any questions regarding these activities, please contact Jose Mendoza at email@example.com.
Wounded American Veterans Experience Scuba
This is where it all begins. As a WAVES Diver Candidate, you’re qualified to learn foundational SCUBA diving skills and the use of basic SCUBA gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. Our instructional staff works with each student, adapting to the specific needs of each veteran so that the diver candidate can complete the requirements of the “Open Water Diver.”
“Heroes on the Water" SoCal chapter
To help warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors. Since being founded in 2007, Heroes on the Water has been organizing no-expense kayak fishing trips for active-duty military and veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their families.
Dive Warriors is a non-profit charity dedicated to helping disabled veterans by offering training and diving excursions in the challenging sport of scuba diving, an activity which has proven to have many therapeutic qualities and help with the rehabilitation process–both physically and emotionally.
Anglers Anonymous of America
Anglers Anonymous Ventura Coast is a chapter of Anglers Anonymous of America. They are a nonprofit fishing organization located on the Ventura Coast of California. They exist to share our passion for fishing with veterans who may not otherwise be able to engage in this amazing activity.
Southern California Soaring Academy
They provide all levels of instruction, give commercial glider rides, and provide glider aero-towing and storage. For our country's many wounded service-members their goal is to provide them with an enabling and empowering soaring experience that unlocks potential, restores self-confidence and provides a meaningful metaphor to sustain them on their long flight towards wholeness. If this is something you are interested in doing, please contact our veterans activity coordinator Jose Mendoza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queen of Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center
They are a nonprofit facility that offers equine-assisted equestrian programs supporting the development of disabled children and adults living in Southern California’s Inland Empire and surrounding areas.
Team RWB Inland Empire
We define enrichment as creating quality relationships and experiences that contribute to life satisfaction and overall well-being. The concept of enrichment consists of three core components— health, people, and purpose—that comprise a rich life.
Chapter Contact: Ricardo Chavez, email@example.com.
Guitars for Vets Chapter 31 Loma Linda
The weekly guitar lessons provided by our volunteers are individualized and designed to help students learn at their own pace. Monthly group sessions are organized at each chapter to provide Veterans a communal atmosphere to talk and continue to play music with peers who have shared similar experiences. In G4V group sessions, the connection created between individuals who are both warriors AND guitar players catalyzes positive human interaction. Veterans who regularly attend group sessions build confidence to further pursue creative self- expression and engagement within their communities. Some G4V graduates and group session attendees even go on to perform at local fundraisers and teach guitar lessons in their local G4V chapter.
Contact person JAMES ROBLEDO firstname.lastname@example.org.
HARTH Foundation Information
HARTH is a Texas non-profit located in Burnet, just NW of Austin on the shores of Lake Buchanan. The Texas Hill Country is the perfect environment to escape the hectic demands of everyday life and focus on healing and recovery with the horses that are the heartbeat of the HARTH programs. HARTH provides a range of services for each by developing a person-centered program that works best for each client. At HARTH, both the horses and the environment, in general, are an integral part of the therapeutic process. Free to veterans.
Amazing Surf Adventures located in the beautiful town of Avila Beach, California at 80 San Francisco Street which also houses the Van Curaza Surf School. Amazing Surf Adventures is currently putting on three annual Operation Surf events: Central Coast, generally in late October; Santa Cruz, CA in April and Huntington Beach, CA in June.