Deploy With a Team of Veterans and Build a Stronger Community
MASS DEPLOYMENT 2018

OPERATION WATTS IS WORTH IT

LOS ANGELES, CA | JUNE 21 – 28, 2018

If you want to spend an intensive week volunteering alongside civic-minded veterans from across the country, pushing your limits and enriching communities, then Mass Deployment is the mission for you! Join us as we unite and empower veterans to make a positive difference in a community in need through their leadership, skills and determination. Mass Deployment is a unique opportunity for veterans to experience individual growth and connection with fellow volunteers, while being of service to others.

For our third annual Mass Deployment (Operation Watts Is Worth It), we will select 80 veterans from across the country to help lead this mission. Throughout this week of high-octane volunteerism, veteran leaders such as yourself will give their all as they take on tough community challenges in the Watts area. It’s not for the faint of heart — but the experience you will share and the impact you will make is invaluable.

Why Watts?

Apply to Serve at Mass Deployment 2018

OPERATION WATTS IS WORTH IT

LOS ANGELES, CA | JUNE 21 – 28, 2018





Get ready to serve at Operation Watts Is Worth It! There are several different ways for volunteers to participate in a Mass Deployment. Our largest force of volunteers will be comprised of the Crew. These are veterans attending a Mass Deployment for the first time. Hailing from cities across the country, the Crew operate in teams that will tackle projects as distinct units. Leading each of these teams will be our Ambassadors, who have attended a Mass Deployment as part of the Crew in a previous year. Crew and Ambassadors will be supported by local volunteers including our Los Angeles Service Platoons members, who commit to some or all of the project days (local volunteers do not need to apply). This means if you’re a Los Angeles resident and unable to attend the full week (as required for Crew and Ambassadors), you are still welcome to join us at one more of the projects. Details on project days and locations will be available soon.

The Mission Continues will arrange and cover costs related to Mass Deployment travel and accommodations for the Crew and Ambassadors selected to participate.

More Information

Questions regarding your application? Contact massdeployments@missioncontinues.org.

What is A Mass Deployment?

A Mass Deployment mobilizes veterans from across the country alongside local partners and volunteers in a single city over the course of a week-long project. We select cities with a need for revitalization and the potential for sustainable growth, ensuring our efforts and resources have a visible impact within the communities we serve. Our purpose: To seed future operations, veteran leaders and motivate more volunteers to embrace new roles of service in their community.

We invite interested veterans to accept this challenge and apply to serve with us.

Mass Deployment 2017

OPERATION WESTSIDE SURGE

ATLANTA, GA | JUNE 8 – 15, 2017

In June of 2017, The Mission Continues deployed more than 70 veteran volunteers to Atlanta’s Westside for a week-long service mission to tackle some of the community’s toughest challenges. The Westside district includes the neighborhoods of Vine City, English Avenue and Castleberry Hill. Using their skills, leadership and experience, our volunteers worked alongside families and community partners to deliver a week of impact across the Westside.

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Mass Deployment 2016

OPERATION MOTOWN MUSTER

DETROIT, MI | JUNE 23 – 30, 2016

Operation Motown Muster took place from June 23 – 30, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Over the course of the week, a team of 72 veterans served alongside local volunteers at four locations across the city: Central High School, Priest Elementary School, the Osborn Neighborhood and Recovery Park. This team concentrated their efforts to help revitalize neighborhoods, parks and schools. Each day, the team deployed and executed a variety of high-impact missions including construction, landscaping, painting, and public arts projects.

Operation Motown Muster’s week of service is complete, but our long-term investment into the city of Detroit has only just begun. The veterans of the local service platoon are already hard at work, maintaining the projects created during the mass deployment, fostering relationships with our local community partners and setting the stage for future projects.

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