Become A Peer Leader
Peer Leaders are the heart and soul of WoVeN! They are the force behind connecting women Veterans and guiding members through WoVeN groups.
Lead WoVeN groups in your city and online by becoming a Peer Leader!
Becoming a Peer Leader is an exciting opportunity to lead women Veterans in WoVeN groups, both in your city and online! The WoVeN team is always looking for women Veterans with great leadership skills to train as Peer Leaders. Trainings occur throughout the year. Complete an application to receive more information! Check out the Frequently Asked Questions if you have questions or contact us!
Peer Leader Training Opportunities
There are multiple paths to becoming a WoVeN Peer Leader.
National Peer Leader Training
National WoVeN Peer Leader Trainings provide opportunities for women Veterans to train to become WoVeN Peer Leaders with other new Peer Leaders from across the country. These 1½ day trainings are virtual trainings (no need to travel) and are offered several times a year. Complete an application to be notified of the next Peer Leader National Training.
Regional Peer Leader Training
Regional WoVeN Peer Leader trainings provide opportunities for women Veterans to train to become WoVeN Peer Leaders in person with other new Peer Leaders in nearby communities. These trainings connect interested women Veterans with WoVeN Trainers who provide a 1-day intensive training. These trainings take place throughout the year. Complete an application to see if there is a Regional Trainer near you!
Apprentice Peer Leader Training
If you’ve already completed a WoVeN group as a group member, you can apply to be a WoVeN Apprentice. One of your former Peer Leaders will serve as your mentor while you co-facilitate a WoVeN group together!
WoVeN Peer Leader Mentors
WoVeN Mentors are Peer Leaders who have attended a National WoVeN Training, facilitated at least one WoVeN group, and would like to continue to grow their city’s WoVeN community. WoVeN Mentors train former WoVeN group members to become Peer Leaders through the Apprentice Training Model.
I am honored to be part of an amazing group of sisters knows as Women Veterans. I will take with me new friendships with the amazing Veteran Women I have met, along with some great memories… I feel I have all the right tools, attitude and co-leader to have an amazing group. We will inspire, empower and collaborate in support of the needs of our women Veterans.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I train to become a WoVeN Peer Leader?
Women Veterans can become peer leaders by attending a national training or a regional training. Group members who have completed a WoVeN group can also apprentice with an experienced peer leader.
Why would I search for a facility and recruit, if there’s no guarantee I’ll be invited to a National Training?
Priority to join a national training is given to peer leader applicants who (1) identify a co-leader, (2) recruit 6-8 group members, and (3) name a time, date and location for WoVeN groups. Check in with WoVeN staff for help in this process: firstname.lastname@example.org!
What are the benefits of training locally?
There are many benefits of training locally! When you train with a local peer leader, you expand WoVeN to your own community and help get WoVeN to more Veterans more quickly. National trainings are designed to reach areas of the country where WoVeN groups do not already have a presence.
What topics will be covered over the course of 8 weeks?
Group content is centered around themes like life transitions, balance, stress relief, connections, trust and esteem. You can find more information on these topics here.
Are there more topics that can be covered during additional group meetings?
The WoVeN team has launched new materials! We are calling them Alumni Groups. Let us know if you have any ideas for additional themes!
How do I receive WoVeN materials to run my group?
Forms for requesting Peer Leader materials are on the Peer Leader Resources page. Click on the “Starting a New Group” link to order materials for your group.
Can I hold a group in my home?
We recommend that WoVeN groups are not held in homes. Local libraries, churches, businesses and offices are often willing to loan space. Contact WoVeN staff and trainers for more suggestions on locations for groups.
Can women still serving on active duty attend groups?
WoVeN is designed to meet the specific needs of women Veterans. However, there may be instances where an active duty service member transitioning out of the military, or Guard/Reservists may be appropriate for groups – contact your trainer or WoVeN staff to discuss specific details.
Can I hold a local fundraiser to support my group?
All monetary donations can be made directly to WoVeN by following this link. No monetary donations should be made to individual groups; however, WoVeN groups may accept donations of goods such as snacks and meals. Individual groups may apply to WoVeN if there is a need for monetary support.
How can I get WoVeN t-shirts and other promotional materials?
The WoVeN team is currently developing an online WoVeN store where members will be able to purchase WoVeN items. In the meantime, contact Tracie Rosado for ways to get WoVeN swag!
How are WoVeN coins earned?
WoVeN coins are earned upon completion of WoVeN milestones and in recognition of exceptional efforts to support the WoVeN mission. Examples include running multiple groups, training/mentoring new peer leaders and engaging in outreach efforts. We love to recognize the commitment and excellence of our amazing WoVeN women. Feel free to nominate a deserving WoVeN woman!