Infographic: Why I became a veterans’ advocate
Why one veteran has started a new career in advocacy, and the insights she’s learned along the way.
Veterans and active service members dedicate themselves to others day after day – it’s an essential part of the job. For some veterans, however, that act of service does not stop once they transition out of service. For some, veterans’ advocacy lies in wait.
After over two decades as a medic in the Army, Kerrie Lees trained to become a veterans’ advocate out of a desire to continue helping people. Now, she assists fellow veterans via the Tamworth RSL sub-Branch, where she is attached as a member.
Kerrie shares why she decided to become an advocate, the outcomes she helps to achieve for her clients, and insights for other veterans – and interested community members – looking to do the same.