Volunteer (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – April 9, 2017
• Interviewed clients for Adopt a Family Christmas program • Conducted cold calls to initiate corporate participation in various projects • Assisted other volunteers with tasks such as sorting donations
Organization has wonderful mission but is in state of flux
Community Liaison (Former Employee) – Kansas City, KS – March 6, 2016
Operation Homefront has a wonderful mission of serving and caring for our active duty families and currently, under the new direction of the CEO, I believe that they will arrive at their desired destination of a well operating organization. However, they are currently struggling with years of bad practices and systems. It may be a couple more years before Operation Homefront can achieve it's goal of a top rated nonprofit in the country.
CASE WORKER II (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – March 1, 2016
Work 9-5 with great co workers, atmosphere is stressful due to the fact your dealing with clients that are in a financial crisis. I learned that I am able to work under pressure but tend to take work home, meaning working non stop. Co workers are great, great support system. Management is awesome. Hardest part is due to funding we are not able to provide services to everyone which results in denying clients financial assistance during their financial hardship. Most enjoyable part of work is being able to help those who truly need the assistance.
Director of Programs (Current Employee) – Sterling, VA – February 7, 2016
Supporting military families is a great mission! It is not a challenge to get donations to help these families. The environment at Operation Homefront is very fast paced, working on several projects at one time. Each project also has many aspects. I work in a self driven environment with very little direction.
working lots of nights and weekends, especially holidays
Development Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – July 22, 2015
It was a privilege to have worked for Operation Homefront alongside a great leader. It was a heart breaking day when I left to move back to California and not be part of such an amazing organization. By far, Operation Homefront was the best organization I have ever been a part of!!
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Fort Campbell, KY – September 29, 2014
Fundamentally, volunteering is about giving your time, energy and skills freely. Unlike many things in life there is choice involved in volunteering. As a volunteer you have made a decision to help on your own accord, free from pressure to act from others. Volunteers predominantly express a sense of achievement and motivation, and this is ultimately generated from your desire and enthusiasm to help. It may be true that no one person can solve all the world’s problems, but what you can do is make that little corner of the world where you live just that little bit better.
The Organization Nationalized which changed the culture.
Operations Director SoCal Village (Former Employee) – Oceanside California – September 18, 2014
MY days were not typical. I could be painting an apartment one minute and dealing with a suicidal Marine the next. I learned a lot about the military culture I was completely unfamiliar with. Management was difficult to deal with due to the location being in San Antonio. This by far was the most difficult part of the job. They would have morning meetings we would not be a part of and yet we were expected to comply with the orders. The communication within the organization was very broken. The most enjoyable part is helping our Men and Women who have served our country so we can be free.
Nice job/life balance, no advancement opportunity in IT
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 11, 2014
user/computer account management in Active Directory 2012, migration from Exchange 2007 and SharePoint to Office365 projects, File/Print Server administration, Group Policy management, software rollout (started building new SCCM infrastructure), Kaspersky Endpoint Security rollout/maintenance and Windows Update Server rollout, SharePoint user/group account management, configuring and troubleshooting access to SharePoint resources etc., Barracuda firewall configuration; performed daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all physical and virtual servers (Hyper-V 2012), server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups, Antivirus updates etc.; installed new / rebuilt existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements; provided Tier III issue resolution for Desktop Team covering headquarters (100+ users) and nationwide users (around 50) with hardware, software and applications problems.
Housing Caseworker (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – November 11, 2013
This is a great non-profit, especially if you have a passion for service our nations Military personnel and Veterans. It is continuing to grow and expand, offering more services and assistance to more Service Members.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – May 22, 2013
Managed and worked in conjunction with outside vendors to help Wounded Warriors and their families in transition. Most days consisted of coordinating financial assistance and housing for clients on a temporary basis. Great environment with wonderful people all working in cohesion to best meet the needs of our soldiers. The hardest part of the job was seeing our soldiers with horrible injuries suffered while fighting for our freedom. The most enjoyable part of the job was the satisfaction of making smooth transitions to help ease the stress on the military families in crisis.
I was proud to serve the Wounded Warriors of Texas
Director of Logistics (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – October 15, 2012
Gerat place to work. Working for a nonprofit was a very rewarding experience for me. As a Retired Marine, I was happy that I was given an opportunity to serve again. This was the happiest I have been since I retired in 2000.
travel and meeting service personnel throut the state of texas