Our Mission

At It’s a Military Life, we are looking to create a community to help others learn about outreach opportunities to PAY IT FORWARD. This initiative is ongoing and is by and for our military families, and our surrounding communities.


About Us

Our Mission

It’s a Military Life believes it is important to give back to our community, whether it is military or civilian related. We do that, by creating a network of outreach programs to provide volunteer opportunities for military and civilian families. We will help match you with the an opportunity that best fits your outreach interest and commitment level at this time.


How You Can Help


Find the cause that you are most passionate about and donate to them through their social media accounts. Always make sure it is a secure place to give money, and an organization that is reputable and truly passionate about its cause.

Become a Volunteer

You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up with one of the organizations we feature, and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the world.

Share to Social Media

If you are unable to donate or volunteer, please share our initiative and our featured outreach programs. Your kind words about our outreach opportunities makes a huge difference to our mission to: PAY IT FORWARD.



Recent Causes

  • A GivingTuesdayMilitary Story: It’s a (Wonderful) Military Life with Veteran Last Patrol
    Christina Etchberger from It’s a Military Life and our friends from GivingTuesdayMilitary have been working together to spread the word about Veteran Last Patrol’s Operation Holiday Salute! Learn how to support our heroes by joining Operation Holiday Salute.
  • Interview with Claude Schmid, Founder of Veteran Last Patrol
    Interview By: Christina Etchberger Listen in as Christina Etchberger, Founder of It’s a Military Life, talks with Colonel (Ret) Claude Schmid, Founder of Veteran Last Patrol. They discuss the story behind this amazing non-profit organization, how to get involved, and the event of the season: Operation Holiday Salute! About the Founder “Believing that no veteran should depart this life without a friend nearby, Claude volunteers extensively for veterans in hospice.” Colonel (Ret) Claude Schmid […]
  • Veteran Pen Pal Project’s Holiday Initiative: Operation Holiday Salute
    Written By: Christina Etchberger Christina Etchberger from It’s a Military Life and our friends from GivingTuesdayMilitary are working together to spread the word about Veteran Last Patrol’s Operation Holiday Salute! Veteran Last Patrol: OPERATION HOLIDAY SALUTE This holiday season, take the time to send a veteran a card or small gift, as a simple act of kindness that will make a big impact. Last year they received 4,000 cards that were then delivered to veterans in nursing homes and […]



Become a Volunteer or Share Your Outreach Program or Nonprofit Organization

We are here to connect you with volunteer opportunities that best fit your interests and commitment level at this time. Please contact us and we will direct you to the right outreach community.

Are you representing an outreach program that you would like featured for our military spouses and families? Send us an email, and we will connect with you to discuss your cause and opportunities.


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