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Redshirt Roundtable: National Volunteer Week



It's National Volunteer Week and we are celebrating our Volunteers. Without the wonderful people who dedicated a few hours a week to support our programs, we could not keep growing and helping all the troops and Veterans we can. We thank everyone that participated in this Redshirt Roundtable, and every volunteer who helps us help others. You're all our VIPs.


With that said, here are the questions we asked for this Redshirt Roundtable. Happy reading and getting to know some of the awesome people we get to work with.

  • Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

  • What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

  • Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located?

  • For Game Leads: What games do you like to play for your game nights? What is a memorable game night moment you've had?

  • For Stacks Volunteers: What's something you enjoyed doing with the Stacks? Why should folks join or start a local Stack?

  • For StOP Volunteers: Why volunteer to support someone else's mental health? Is there a memorable good interaction you've had?

  • For our Stream Team members: What kinds of games do you play on stream, and what schedule are you usually on? What made you want to join the Stream Team?

  • For our volunteer Blog Writers: How did you get started writing for Stack Up? Why should people volunteer to write for Stack Up?

  • For our recorded Video Content Creators: What kind of videos do you make? What made you want to volunteer to make videos for Stack Up?

Bryce Jones | CNMercy | Tiktok | Twitch

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with? Stream Team and C2A What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with? As a Veteran who struggles with mental illness myself, I wanted to help others who may be in the same situation and, like me, struggle to find the help they need.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located?

Monterey, California


For our Stream Team members: What kinds of games do you play on stream, and what schedule are you usually on? What made you want to join the Stream Team?

I play whatever floats the boat that day. Lately, it has been Valorant on stream, but it has also been FIFA, or even Minecraft, and the new Tiny Tina game.


King_Queso_11

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

Overwatch, Stack Leader

What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

Sense of helping my community and Veterans in general.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located?

Connecticut

For Stacks Volunteers: What's something you enjoyed doing with the Stacks? Why should folks join or start a local Stack?

Gaming nights, karaoke nights at my home!

For StOP Volunteers: Why volunteer to support someone else's mental health? Is there a memorable good interaction you've had?

The sense that helping others has paid its dividends when people in the community make comments that encourage what we do each day.


Scott | Wolfulric

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

Stacks, StOP

What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

Stacks: not enough resources in my state for Veterans. StOP: I don’t want people to feel as alone as I did when I was going through a lot.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located?

Clarksburg, West Virginia

For Stacks Volunteers: What's something you enjoyed doing with the Stacks? Why should folks join or start a local Stack?

The stacks give people a common and fun interest in common. It allows people from all walks of life to come together in a meaningful and healing way that also benefits local communities.

For StOP Volunteers: Why volunteer to support someone else's mental health? Is there a memorable good interaction you've had?

I volunteer because no one should go through it alone. The stigma that surrounds mental health makes people believe that there is something wrong with them when it simply isn’t the case. It’s more common than one can imagine, and there are people and resources that can help.


Chad Christian | TapRackBang

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

Dayton, OH Stack lead and TTRPG reviews

What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

Started off as a Memorial Day charity streamathon back in 2018, then saw the need for a Stack in my area and felt it was something I could really jive with. As far as writing goes, I've always enjoyed writing but never really found a good reason. Stack Up posted up looking for ttrpg reviewers, and tabletop games are my bread n butter, so it all seemed to line up.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located?

Dayton, OH

For Stacks Volunteers: What's something you enjoyed doing with the Stacks? Why should folks join or start a local Stack? We at least meet monthly for D&D games as those have been the crowd favorite. I love running D&D, and our Stack enjoys playing. We've been able to hold consistent events and are only moving forward with things and trying to grow.


For StOP Volunteers: Why volunteer to support someone else's mental health? Is there a memorable good interaction you've had?

I'm not a member of StOP, but I can attest firsthand how helpful they can be. They've been there for me on a moment's notice on multiple occasions.


For our volunteer Blog Writers: How did you get started writing for Stack Up? Why should people volunteer to write for Stack Up?

Same as above - I enjoy writing, I love tabletop games, and there was a need!


SlimBurgerTV | SGTSLMBURGER | Twitch

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

Stream Team

What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

The purpose and mission. As a gamer and Veteran, I have been through some struggles myself. Gaming, especially with friends, has always been an outlet. Some people go to the bar with friends. I would rather have a beer in one hand and my mouse in the other. Gaming is a part of me as much as being a Veteran is and this organization speaks both of my languages.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located?

Central Pennsylvania.


For our Stream Team members: What kinds of games do you play on stream, and what schedule are you usually on? What made you want to join the Stream Team?

I mainly play shooters. Escape from Tarkov, Hunt Showdown, The Division, and Fortnite. I also like Rocket League and Lost Ark. My current schedule is M & W from 8-11 and Sunday from 7-9 on Stack Up. I joined the stream team because I believe in the mission and purpose of this organization. Gaming got me through some tough times, and I want to be here to help others as well. As casual gamer and streamer, this was a perfect match.


Poxicity | Twitch | Tiktok

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

Video Content Creator and Veteran Twitch Streamer

What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

I was a recipient of a supply drop when I was unable to get a gaming console. I am wanting to give back to the organization. I stream on Twitch so making video content and streaming on Twitch for the org just seemed like a great fit.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located?

Arkansas


For our Stream Team members: What kinds of games do you play on stream, and what schedule are you usually on? What made you want to join the Stream Team?

I am a FPS/RPG/TCG streamer. I haven't set a schedule as of yet. It will be a 3-day stream schedule to allow me time to make video content as well.


For our recorded Video Content Creators: What kind of videos do you make? What made you want to volunteer to make videos for Stack Up?

I make walkthroughs, loadout guides, and game reviews. I already make Tiktok content to promote myself and my Twitch.


Dannon Schweser

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

Dayton Ohio chapter Co-lead.

What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

As a Veteran who has spent some time in theatre without any MWR or games. When I first learned about Stack Up, I thought it was exactly what I was looking for. A way for me to give back and enjoy some games.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located?

I live in Troy, Ohio, but I am a co-lead of the Dayton, Ohio chapter.

For Game Leads: What games do you like to play for your game nights? What is a memorable game night moment you've had?

First time I DM'd for Stack Up. Someone couldn't show up, and I jumped in and helped out with just 30 minutes to get prepared.

For Stacks Volunteers: What's something you enjoyed doing with the Stacks? Why should folks join or start a local Stack?

I enjoy being able to share the adventures with the people of the Stack. They should join because it is a way to have fun and help with Military and Veterans.


RainbowCrash | Filthy CV Trash

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

StOP

What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

My grandfather was a Veteran, and I wish to help others and help others in his name as a way to remember him.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located? Winnipeg, Canada

For StOP Volunteers: Why volunteer to support someone else's mental health? Is there a memorable good interaction you've had?

I'm still in training, but I wanted to volunteer to support people's mental health because I'm a big advocate of it. I myself suffer with issues like ADHD, Autism, severe depression, etc. And I love what Stack Up does and being able to support others with similar issues to mine.


John Potter | NemoClown | Twitch

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

Stream Team

What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

As I am currently Active Duty and Enjoy gaming, the mission of StackUp was something I could easily stand behind! So much so I am more than willing to give my free time to support.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located?

Currently located in Maryland, near DC.

For Stacks Volunteers: What's something you enjoyed doing with the Stacks? Why should folks join or start a local Stack?

I enjoyed very much being a part of volunteer opportunities with my local stack group and getting together in person to support the charity.


For our Stream Team members: What kinds of games do you play on stream, and what schedule are you usually on? What made you want to join the Stream Team?

I generally stream online FPS games such as Valorant, The Cycle: Frontier, COD, and I also have interest in games like New World! I joined the Stack Up stream team because I enjoy streaming when my life allows me to, so streaming for Stack Up was a no-brainer and gives me purpose to continue my streaming journey.


Renegade

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

The Stacks

What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

I started with Stack Up around 3 years ago. A friend found them using the Combined Federal Campaign, and we started talking to staff to establish a Stack at Holloway Air Force Base. Their mission is something I strongly believe in, and they have some of the best people I’ve had the privilege of working alongside.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located? Holloman AFB

For Stacks Volunteers: What's something you enjoyed doing with the Stacks? Why should folks join or start a local Stack?

Our local game nights are a great way to interact with the young service members around the base, as well as getting families together outside of a professional environment and just have fun!


Jesse (DullJoker) | Twitch

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

Game Lead What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

Mostly because I'd love to help out in any way possible. Since I'm really busy with all sorts of things in my life this seemed like the most fitting program to volunteer in. And it's a lot of fun to do.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located?

I'm from the Netherlands.

For Game Leads: What games do you like to play for your game nights? What is a memorable game night moment you've had?

My favorite games to play on game nights are R6 Siege, GR Breakpoint, and Division 2 due to the teamwork and teamplay in those games. A couple of funny and memorable moments from these game nights have also been shown in montages on the Stack Up socials shared by Sahara. One of them, for instance, was me, LunaticSheep, and Sahara jumping around with a vehicle on Apex Legends, which was really funny and a lot of fun.


ES_Roughrider | Roughrider

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

StOP

What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

My son found out about StackUp from a callout in a BeckBroJack video, and when he said, "Mama, you should check this out! Maybe you can talk to some of your friends from the military!" I had to go look. When I read about StOP, I realized it was the perfect fit for the kind of volunteering I'd been wanting to do.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located?

San Antonio, Texas

For StOP Volunteers: Why volunteer to support someone else's mental health? Is there a memorable good interaction you've had?

At the heart of it, I like connecting with people. I like also knowing that someone's there when someone out there really needs to talk.


TheTechbasement | Youtube | Twitch

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

weekly steam "VR Community Night"

What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

The care and love for my brothers and sisters that have served and are still serving in our and Allied Militaries. I am an enthusiast when it comes to PCs and when PCVR came out on the original HTC Vive in 2016-17, I pick one up and have been streaming and doing videos with my VR headset since. I wanted to bring this experience to my brothers and sisters to help them get away from life for a while, and VR can do that...

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located?

USA, California

For Game Leads: What games do you like to play for your game nights? What is a memorable game night moment you've had?

I like all kinds of games, mostly adventure, Survival, and FPS VR games.


Puzzle

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

Game Lead

What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

I love making new friends while playing video games and promoting positive mental health and a Game Lead position seemed to check all the boxes.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located?

Central Missouri

For Game Leads: What games do you like to play for your game nights? What is a memorable game night moment you've had? I love playing tabletopia, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and Red Dead Redemption 2. One memorable night I’ve had was when we were playing tabletopia, and the chat room was full of people wanting to see what tabletopia was about and play a round of what was being played.


Landon | BaldEagleTalon

Which Stack Up program(s) do you volunteer with?

Stream Team

What made you want to volunteer with Stack Up? Why the program you volunteer with?

Just having a Call to Arms drive wasn't being involved enough for me. I saw there was a Stream Team and had to be in it. I really want to be a member of the StOP team at some point.

Stack Up's Volunteers are located all over the world. For those willing to share, where are you located? West Virginia


For our Stream Team members: What kinds of games do you play on stream, and what schedule are you usually on? What made you want to join the Stream Team?

I will typically be seen playing Battle Royales. My slot is Saturdays 1-3 AM. Come join me for some late-night shenanigans! I really looked up to Dr. Lupo raising millions for St. Jude. I wanted to get behind a charity that I would care that much for and something that aligned with what I love. Stack Up was the perfect charity, and I figured I'd give it a shot


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