Veteran Services

Give back to veterans

One in five homeless adults is a veteran.

In the United States, nearly 47,000 veterans are homeless on any given night and twice as many experience homelessness during a year. Right now, the number of homeless Vietnam-era veterans is higher than the number of service persons who died during the Vietnam war, and veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are already appearing among the homeless population.

Volunteers of America has a history of serving Veterans and their families. As homelessness reached crisis proportion in the 1980s, veterans began showing up in increasing numbers in our emergency shelters.

When the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs initiated support for homeless veteran services in 1987, Volunteers of America quickly partnered, opening new housing and support services. Today, Volunteers of America is at the forefront of the issue of homelessness for veterans—as a service provider and an advocate.

In Upstate NY, Volunteers of America Upstate NY offers homeless veterans access to safe, supportive housing. We also provide individualized support services to help address a variety of needs, including:

  • Employment
  • Medical & mental health
  • Substance abuse
  • Vocational
  • Child care
  • Permanent housing

Sodexo Employment Resources for Veterans

Whether you're new to the civilian workforce or seeking to enhance your career opportunities, this professional development training series can help you become more competitive in today's job market. Created in partnership with Quality of Life Services leader Sodexo, these informative webinars will provide you with essential skills to help move you ahead on your career path.

You can learn at your own pace. Start and stop the webinars as often as you like. Click on the links below to get started.

Career Strategy Planning & Networking

  • Strategies to map out your career path
  • Use the competency model to identify and address skill opportunities
  • Build your professional network


Resume Essentials – Refreshing Your Resume

  • Explore key components of an effective resume
  • Identify typical problem areas in poor resumes
  • Create attention-grabbing phrases to highlight past achievements


Interviewing Skills

  • Review best practices in interview preparation and poise
  • Identify effective responses to interview questions
  • Discover resources to improve interviewing skills


Sodexo and Veterans: "We're on a Mission to Hire Top Talent"

Veterans are an ideal fit for Sodexo, given their dedication to teamwork and commitment to service. At Sodexo, one out of every 10 hires is a veteran hire. When serving government clients, three out of every 20 managers hired is a veteran hire.

Dynamic job opportunities in food services and facilities management continue to grow at Sodexo. If you're interested in exploring job opportunities at Sodexo, visit the Sodexo Talent Community at If you join, you'll receive regular emails with Sodexo job postings, career tips and other job search resources. Take the first step and join the Sodexo Talent Community