Your Service is not defined by the uniform you wear.


actions speak louder than words

why do we serve?

For many military veterans and first responders taking off the uniforms of their corresponding public duties does not remove their desire to serve their country.

Operation Overland exists because there are communities in need, and we can help.

As some veterans transition from military to civilian life, it can be challenging to regain the purpose, community, and identity that is self-evident in the military. Continued service through peer programs allows many veterans to regain that sense of mission-focus, that feeling of being a part of something larger than oneself.

At our core, Operation Overland is about neighbors helping neighbors. When a need arises in our communities, we come together to help others.

Why do we serve? Because it’s what we do.

actions speak louder than words

we will do it together


Operation Overland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that combines the talents and experiences of military veterans and first responders to deploy response teams, to fellow public servants in need as rapidly as possible.

Operation Overland maintains complete records of volunteers, hours worked, and work-orders to assist local, county, state, and tribal governments so that we are eligible to apply for federal public assistance grants.

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”

Winston Churchill

actions speak louder than words

What is the cost?

Operation Overland goes to lengths to make sure volunteers incur the least amount of personal expenses as possible while on trail operations. We do ask volunteers to bring their own personal property (a properly working vehicle which is trail-ready, food, water, proper clothing, etc.)

When a volunteer is activated through official channels, their transportation, meals, and lodging are currently not paid for. Whenever possible, Operation Overland will provide the necessary equipment and supplies.


How much of my time is required as a volunteer?

There is no time commitment – register, and we will get you out to the field when you are available to voluteer. Commonly, periodic operations will require 2 to 6 hours of your time, but conceivably less if you are geographically close to the response zone.


Do I have to be a veteran to join Operation Overland?

Not at all. While approximately 80% of our current volunteer base consists of veterans, anyone is welcome to join us as long as you are willing to serve those in need. Soon, we will provide training, so you are ready for whatever comes our way.


What do we do when assisting others?

Each area of aid is its own unique situation, and OP OV will always tailor its support in order to make the most substantial impact possible. While some of our operations requests provide opportunities to aid during emergent circumstances, Operation Overland will also deploy teams in proactive settings, which can be planned days or weeks in advance.

you are part of the family. all the way through.

“To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.”

– Barbara Bush