A Veterans Career Path Program

479-243-0871

PO Box 71, Board Camp, Arkansas 71932

110 Hickory Ridge Road, Mena, Arkansas 71953

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We don't waste your donation money on big TV ads. That is why we need your help spread the word about VOICE. When you give you can be assured that your donation is used to help Veterans not used to get more money. NO PAYROLL, even our instructors are all volunteers and must pay their own way so as not to take any money from the Veterans.  We are always looking for more volunteers.

We are a non-profit for Veterans and we can prove it.

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Programs

Career path advisors will meet with program participants to provide an overview of each hands-on career training program available, and will help them identify the career path that best meets their goals.  The following programs are just a sampling of those being offered through Mountain Morning Ministries' sponsorship and Homeland America's facilitation of the "VOICE" program.  All program-participating Veterans will also receive “Life Skills” training in areas such as first aid, firefighting and prevention, personal management skills, etc.

 

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Stage Production 

 

Crystal Mining 

 

Construction 

 

Website Monitoring 

 

Animal Welfare 

 

Fire Fighting 

 

Remote Mitigation 

 

Accounting 

 

Agricultural

 

Logistics & Support 

 

Conservation 

 

Recycling 

 

Sports Administrator 

 

Composition Writer

 

Food Service

 

The Role of the Board of Directors for VOICE

 

VOICE is made up of two boards:  an all-volunteer Advisory Board and General Board.

The Advisory Board of Directors ensures that VOICE functions properly as a business to accomplish its Purpose, Mission and Vision.  All Advisory decisions regarding overall direction and strategy of business operations and budget are made at this level and those decisions are the final authority.  The Advisory Board shall be represented by the founding member, owner and officer of Homeland America LLC, namely, Orville Murphy, as a Lifetime Board members to be replaced by his heirs or other appointments, as stated in the bylaws.  Upon their decease, any successors, shall assume the same powers.  One or more other Advisory Board members shall be appointed by the founding members as desired.  The founding members shall always retain veto power and/or 51% of voting power and control as corporate owners.  VOICE is one of other ventures spearheaded by Homeland America LLC and the Advisory Board shall work to ensure its success.

Each of the General Board of Directors has very defined roles and responsibilities within Homeland America. Essentially it is the role of each of the General Board members to oversee each of the Veterans programs they represent to ensure that those programs are working efficiently for the good of the Veterans.  Each of the General Board members shall assess each program that they personally oversee and give regular status reports and updates to the General and Advisory Boards, making recommendations to the Advisory Board for assistance for any needed improvements and other issues.  The Veterans themselves shall serve and assist in governing roles that will oversee the day-to-day operation of their programs and housing and shall report to each of the General Board members within each of the program areas.

The General Board of Directors shall annually select officers for the board.  The major office is the president or chair of the board.  Next there is a vice-president of vice-chair who serves in the absence of the president. Next is the secretary and treasurer. The last positions focus on very specific activities such as the programs. Each program in Homeland America has a lead person that is on the general board. The selection process is often based on who is willing and who is the most qualified. Each board may have their own ways of handling those issues, but the needs of the Veterans must always come first. These positions are all filled by board members. 

The six points outline the major responsibilities of the board of directors of VOICE: 

1)  Recruit, supervise, retain, evaluate

Recruiting, supervising, retaining, evaluating are probably the most important functions of the board of directors. Boards member need to aggressively search for the best possible candidates for positions.  Actively searching within the industry can lead to the identification of very capable people. 

2)  Provide direction for the organization. 

The board has a strategic function in providing the vision, mission and goals of the organization. These are often determined in combination with the general manager of the VOICE. 

3)  Establish a policy based governance system

The board has the responsibility of developing a governance system for the business. The articles of governance provide a framework but the board develops a series of policies. This refers to the board as a group and focuses on defining the rules of the group and how it will function. The policies should be broad and not rigidly defined as to allow the board and manager leeway in achieving the goals of the business. 

4)  Govern the Veterans and the relationship with VOICE. 

Another responsibility of the board is to develop a governance system. The governance system involves how the board interacts with the Veterans and the public. Periodically the board interacts with the public and Veterans during open meetings of the board of directors. 

5)  Fiduciary duty to protect the VOICE assets to help invest in the Veterans

The board has a fiduciary responsibility to represent and protect the Veterans interest in VOICE. So the board has to make sure the assets of the VOICE are kept in good order.

6)  Monitor and control function.

The board of directors has a monitoring and control function.  The board is in charge of the auditing process and hires an outside auditor. It is in charge of making sure the audit is done in a timely manner each year. Also the board oversees all other function of VOICE to insure that the organization can meet the needs of the Veterans.

Board Members as role models 

The board of directors of VOICE is a collection of individuals set to operate as a group. Functioning as a group is something many people are not comfortable with. So each board member evolves with his or her own program to meet the needs of the Veterans. All board members will conduct themselves in a manner as not to bring embarrassment or dishonor to VOICE or the Veterans. 

Proactive Board 

The Directors are a proactive board that speaks as one voice. It speaks as one voice for the Veterans and has a proactive attitude that also speaks with one combined voice for the organization. The Veterans and the board are on the same page and speak with a single voice. The board is always taking advantage of emerging opportunities that will aid the Veterans.

 

OUR PURPOSE

The VOICE program’s purpose is to serve honorably-discharged Veterans, at no charge to them, by assisting them in identifying a meaningful and gainful career path, through their participation in job site work experience opportunities and other learning projects designed especially to assist them in making a positive and productive transition back into the civilian workforce.

OUR MISSION

The VOICE program’s mission is to assist and ensure that all program-participating Veterans, are given the best opportunities possible to identify their career path through various learning and job site work experience programs, and, to promote their self-esteem and value of self-worth, through avenues of networking and building meaningful relationships from their experiences.

OUR VISION

The VOICE program’s vision is that all program-participating Veterans, will realize value, dignity and respect, through those assisting them in identifying their career pathway, as a way of thanking them for their service to their country, and, for every Veteran to find their individual niche of productivity, so they might achieve their goals and dreams.

 


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