Volunteer

If you want to uplift military spouse owned business, volunteering is a great way to help and meet other military spouse entrepreneurs.

Featured Volunteer Roles

Brand Ambassador

MSCC can’t grow without voices like yours. To serve military spouse business owners, we need your voice to spread the word.

Description & Responsibilities

Brand Ambassadors are the face and voice of our brand that increase brand awareness by promoting our services through various media channels. You will work closely with our leadership team to achieve its goals in increasing membership through communicating the value of our services to military spouses, attaining feedback, and representing the brand online, and at events.

  • Familiarize yourself with MSCC’s mission, vision, and goals.
  • Works closely with leadership team to conceptualize and execute outreach strategies.
  • Educates military spouses about our service offerings.
  • Builds rapport with an active social media audience.
  • Represents MSCC online, and at virtual and face to face events.
  • Brainstorms ideas and participates in training and workshops.
  • Maintains a positive image of the brand at all times.

Requirements:

  • An integrity first mindset.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills, and a strong presence on social media.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Friendly, approachable, and outgoing personality.
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms and tools.
  • Adaptable with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to roll with the punches.
Mentor Military Spouse Business Owners

Business Mentor 

As a business mentor you share knowledge and experience, advice, counsel, network contacts and political and cultural know-how. You provide ongoing business support and encouragement to foster the career development of the mentee.

Expectations:

  • Have a strong desire to help others to grow and develop.
  • Understands how organizations work (formally and informally), and knowledge of key players in the mentee’s industry.
  • Desire to economically bolster a small business.
  • You have strong listening skills.
  • Are self-aware.
  • You understand cultural and gender differences and are sensitive to these differences.

We are building a new mentor matchmaking program to empower our military spouse business owners, and help them grow their businesses. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Brand Ambassador

We need voices like yours to drive membership, and spread the word about the resources we provide military spouses.

Provide Your Expertise

What are you good at? We’d love to hear your ideas about how your expertise can help military spouse business owners who are members of the chamber.

SEO Expert

We would love a volunteer SEO expert to optimize our website, does this sound like you? 

Site Visits

A part of our certification process includes site visits. Most of those site visits are virtual, but for military spouse owned businesses who have a storefront, we drop in face to face for the visit.

Event Volunteers

A major resource we will be providing military spouses is events and conferences. Would you like to volunteer at an event? 

Writers

There is never enough content! We need blog posts, social media posts, and more.

Our Brand Ambassadors

Stephanie Gerson Brand Ambassador for MSCC

Stephanie Gerson

Stephanie Gerson grew up in Southern California and went to college in beautiful Monterey where she graduated with a BA in Global Studies with a Business Minor. After college she stayed in Monterey to explore the area and pursue her career in tourism by working at a hostel and a hotel. Shortly after graduating, she met her soon to be spouse, a Marine who also had a passion for exploring. Determined to not let the transient military life stop her from building her resume, she continued her education with a Non-Profit Management and Grant Writing Certificate. She was also able to explore other career paths and found an opportunity to be a travel agent. She now is an independent travel agent under Passports and Pinots and most recently received a Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management. Giving back to the military community is also very important to her and she has volunteered with several spouses club’s and is currently on the Stuttgart Community Spouses Club board. She continues to pursue her main passion in community development and tourism management, all while finding time to travel with her husband and 2 young children. 

TaTanisha Jones-Brown MSCC Brand Ambassador

TaTanisha Jones-Brown

TaTanisha Jones-Brown was born in Lubbock, Texas and raised in Sacramento, CA. In 1997, TaTanisha began working with military families at Nellis AFB, in Las Vegas, NV. Her education includes an a AAS in Education and a BS in Public Health.  She is an active volunteer and has a love for traveling and photography. TaTanisha knows her passion in life is helping her community and supporting military families.  She has prided herself in growing into a self-motivated, analytical, and detailed-oriented Child Development Specialist with over 10 years of experience on managing military childcare programs.  She excles in coordinating, managing daily operations, overseeing administrative functions, mentoring personnel, and providing effective resources for military families. As the widow of  a retired Master Sergeant of the Air Force, TaTanisha appreciates the importance of resources, unity and being an active part of the amazing military community.

Yanette Santiago MSCC Volunteer Brand Ambassador

Yanette Santiago

Yanette Santiago was born and raised in Southern California. In 2017, Yanette began devoting her time to helping those in the military community during her husband’s military service. She spent a few years volunteering for the Military & Civilian Spouses Club of Fort Irwin as the publicity coordinator and special events co-chair, volunteered her time to her spouses’ chain of command as a Co-Family Readiness Group leader and secretary for steering committee meetings, and also helped her community by becoming a community mayor that informed the garrison command of what improvements were needed.  Currently, studying for her Bachelor of Science in Marketing, working full time for a large company, and is an active volunteer for a military nonprofit. She is a mother to a son who was born with a limb difference, one daughter, and has a passion for helping others. Her strengths are communication and connecting with others. With her passion to help the military community, she looks forward to assisting MSCC in providing resources for military spouses to help them succeed.

Group of Volunteers

Why Volunteer With Us?

Service

Military service is the highest honor, and the spouses of service members sacrifice their peak career season to support the military. We’re here to smooth the road for military spouse business owners, and by being a part of our volunteer team, you can join our mission to serve.

Hands on Experience

Our leadership team has a combined tenure of more than 30 years both as military spouses, and as entrepreneurs. We are a tight-knit bunch, you will get hands on experience working with our C-Level team to build your work experience and professional network.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award

Our volunteers can track hours of service for eligibilty to recieve The President’s Volunteer Service Award. We make tracking your hours easy with the use of an easy to use smartphone app.

Our Philosophy

1.

Integrity First

Entrepreneurship isn’t right for every military spouse. We are here to shepard military spouses the direction that is best, whether it’s founding a business, or not.

2.

Entrepreneurship is a Lifestyle

Entrepreneurship is just as complex as being a military spouse. We are here to build the confidence for our military spouse members on the business side of things, so they can enjoy their military families in their spare time.

3.

Committed to Excellence

We never stop thinking about milspouses, and the life they live each day. Our entire mission is to be the one stop shop, so we can ease the milspouse entrepreneur’s journey to success. We are here to drive economic prosperity, health, and wellbeing of the military spouse business owner.

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