Volunteer or Donate!
If you want to give your time and talents to support the care of America's veterans, or if you want to help, but don't have time, we have many ways you can help. Fill out our volunteer form and a local VAVS representative will contact you.
The Eagle (June 2013)
Read about the following news: Summer Youth Volunteer Opportunities, Maryland Youth Volunteers Recognized by the Baltimore Ravens, VA Maine Health Care System Chief Receives 2013 Excellence in Culture Transformation Award, Veteran Baby Shower, Battle Creek Volunteer Receives Secretary's Service Award, and a message from the Director.
Summer Youth Volunteer Opportunities:
The summer is an exciting time in VAVS because it marks the beginning of many summer youth volunteer programs. Youth programs at VA medical centers can provide amazing opportunities for the volunteers, VAVS program managers, Veterans, and even existing VAVS volunteers.
Having the chance to introduce America's youth to the rewarding experience of serving our Nation's Veterans is a great gift and one that we in VAVS celebrate.
Welcome Home Events (7/5/2013 - 9/29/2013)
VA sponsors Welcome Home events around the country for returning military service members and their families. The events provide important information and guidance on accessing health care and other benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Follow the link above to see when a Welcome Home event is scheduled near you, or contact your local VA Voluntary Service office.
What Are You Worth?
Volunteers are an invaluable resource for the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is impossible to calculate the amount of caring and sharing that VAVS volunteers provide to veteran patients. VAVS volunteers are a priceless asset to the Nation's veterans and to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
President's United We Serve
VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) has joined President Barack Obama’s United We Serve initiative. VAVS is committed to engaging American citizens in service during the summer months and provide lasting benefits to the veterans and communities in which they live through volunteer service. Follow the link above to see what projects may be available in your area, or use our Volunteer or Donate form to contact a VAVS Program Manager in your area.
VA is grateful for the wonderful response to help America's heroes. Because of the high volume of inquiries, please give us a few days to respond to your application. Many thanks for volunteering to serve those who served.
Charlie Murphy, Chairperson
2013 National Salute to Veterans
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