“You don’t know what you have to offer until you try,” said Gary Doyen, Mosaic EHS Training Specialist. He wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when he started volunteering as a mentor with American Corporate Partners (ACP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping U.S. veterans find new careers after leaving the military. Having gone through the transition from military to civilian life himself, Gary knew it could be difficult and wanted to help.
One of several ACP mentors from Mosaic, Gary works with veterans who are interested in careers in emergency management and emergency response/public safety – which are his areas of focus at Mosaic. “Sometimes I answer questions and look for ways to help them with professional development, and other times I help them network or find opportunities to develop a specific skill set,” he explains. “Basically, whatever I can do to help them use their military experience to find new job prospects in the public sector.”
ACP’s free mentoring program connects post-9/11 veterans, active duty spouses and eligible military spouses with corporate professionals for customized mentorships. ACP assists veterans and eligible spouses on their path towards fulfilling, long-term careers, whether they are job searching or newly employed.
Making Volunteering a Priority…Even From a Distance
The pandemic has forced us to think differently about how we give back to our local communities and how we support one another, but giving back remains a priority for Mosaic and our employees. Capturing and reporting volunteer hours is one of Mosaic’s 2025 Environmental, Social and Governance Performance Targets that support our company’s broad thinking about sustainability.
ACP’s mentorship program continues to be an opportunity for our employees to give back because the process of mentoring hasn’t changed due to the pandemic. ACP encourages mentors and their protégés to connect virtually monthly, and ACP staff are available to provide support and career resources.