Dole Caregiver Fellows are the heart and soul of the Foundation. They are military caregivers, carefully selected each year from across the country to represent the Foundation. Each class consists of approximately 50 Fellows, who serve a two-year term.
Leaders in their community, they share their personal stories to bring vital attention to the tremendous challenges caregivers face and:
- Advocate for increased support on Capitol Hill and in their local communities
- Advise the Foundation on programs and initiatives
- Serve as Hidden Heroes representatives at meetings, events and interviews
- Provide inspiration and personal support for caregivers through the online Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community
These men and women have different backgrounds, but share similar stories of struggle and resilience. They come from every state, as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, and care for spouses, children, partners, siblings, and friends from different eras of war. They care for scars that are both visible and invisible. Much like all caregivers, a Fellow’s work is never done and our alumni continue to take an active role following the conclusion of their terms. To read the stories of these inspiring women and men, please visit hiddenheroes.org/stories.
If you are interested in joining the next class of Fellows, please register on HiddenHeroes.org to be notified when the application re-opens.
Dole Caregiver Fellows are leaders in the military and veteran caregiver