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Over 140,000 volunteers gave more than 11 million hours in service to America's Veterans. It is impossible to calculate the amount of caring and sharing that these VAVS volunteers provide to Veteran patients. VAVS volunteers are a priceless asset to the Nation's Veterans and to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Volunteer: What Will You Do?What Will You Do?

Our Veterans put everything on the line to protect our freedom. We may never be able to repay them for their sacrifice, but we can show them just how much we appreciate all that they’ve done.

Everyone can do something to show Veterans know how much we appreciate their service. What will you do?

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Returning Service MembersWelcome Home

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 to see when a Welcome Home event is scheduled near you, or contact your local VA Voluntary Service office.

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What Are You Worth?Your Value

VAVS Volunteers are an invaluable resource for the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is impossible to calculate the amount of caring and sharing that volunteers provide to Veteran patients. They are a priceless asset to the Nation’s Veterans and to VA.

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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.

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Volunteer PSA video. Watch the VA's Women Veterans Need You video. Watch the VA's A Million and One Reasons to Volunteer video.