Volunteer With El Paso Platoon

Platoon Summary

The El Paso Platoon collaborates with the City of El Paso and the El Paso Independent School District (EPSID) to help lessen the gap of food insecurity in this community. This operation focuses primarily on increasing access to affordable fresh foods by building and expanding urban community gardens in the Chamizal and neighborhood. Due to the location of the gardens at schools and educational facilities, a secondary goal for this mission is to encourage youth and families to participate in the development and maintenance of each site as a means to learn about urban and community gardening that can be replicated in their homes.

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Spring xxx at Hart Elementary

Location: HART ELEMENTARY SHCOOL 1110 S. Park St. El Paso, TX 79901 EL PASO TX 79901

March 23, 2024

09:00 AM - 02:00 AM

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Earth Day at Hart Elementary

Location: Hart Elementary 1110 S Park Street El Paso TX 79901

April 22, 2024

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Science Fair Judging at Hart Elementary

Location: HART ELEMENTARY SHCOOL 1110 S. Park St. El Paso, TX 79901 EL PASO TX 79901

April 30, 2024

09:00 AM - 03:00 AM

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The Mission Continues is a national non-profit that empowers veterans to continue serving in our nation’s under-resourced communities, giving veterans the opportunity to keep serving even after the uniform comes off, right here at home. Our programs deploy veterans and volunteers to work alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, tackle food insecurity, foster neighborhood identity, and more.  

Who should volunteer?

Our service projects are for all veterans with a desire to continue their service and for all non-veterans that want to be part of a nationwide movement to transform communities. Please note, age and accessibility accommodations can be made at any project. There is room for everyone to make an impact. 

How to volunteer 

Click “Register” under the event and it will take you to the event details that will review in more detail what it entails, when and where the project is located, parking details etc.  

Then click “Attend” to fill in simple volunteer information. You will get an email confirmation and updates about this event through your choice of email and text messages

What is a Service Platoon? 

Service Platoons are your opportunity to engage and connect with veterans and community members while generating community impact in a real and tangible way. Led by veteran volunteer platoon leaders, each platoon works with dedicated community partners and volunteers to provide the manpower and support that they need to help them do their work more effectively. 

We currently have service platoons in more than 40+ cities across the country that are having events at least once a month. Everyone is invited to serve, regardless of veteran status: a service platoon is for you if you have a passion for service. 

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