VA Volunteer Service
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Visiting the
sick, whether they are in community hospitals, veterans’ hospitals,
convalescent hospitals, rest homes or individuals recuperating at his or her
own residence should be a prime objective of all members of the Veterans of
Since the VA's Voluntary Service (VAVS) program's
inception in 1946, our members and supporters have been volunteering their time
at VA medical facilities nationwide, donating hundreds of thousands of service
hours annually and providing much needed support and companionship to our
nation’s heroes and their families.
Making the decision to volunteer and donate your personal time to our nation's
heroes while they are receiving care at a VA facility is an amazing way to give
back and thank those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Everyone can help make a difference to a
veteran and volunteering through our service program makes it easy!
The VFW VA Voluntary Service program offers a unique level of support and
experience that only an organization with a strong service history like ours
can provide. From experienced VFW mentors with a clear understanding of VA
infrastructure and providing the support you need, to national recognition for
volunteer accomplishments and dedication, we're here to ensure sure you get the
most out of your volunteer service experience.
With over 6,000 regular volunteers at over 150 health care facilities, our
volunteer representatives perform a vital role at VA health care facilities
nationwide. We can help identify volunteer opportunities that align with your
interests, such as sports and recreation, social work, arts and music, personal
assistance, writing, chapel services, companionship, transportation, and escort
services and so much more.
EVENTS: The Department of California will work on coordinating
regional events for our sick, infirmed, and convalescing comrades. These events may be in cooperation with
current long-standing, annual events. For
example, the VFW Yountville Veterans Home picnic.
DEADLINES:There are no deadlines for this program.
ALL-AMERICAN REQUIREMENTS: Not
ALL-STATE REQUIREMENTS: Districts and Posts must make the
mandatory program donation. Post reports
for this program count towards the Community Service requirement.
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Vallejo, CA 94591