United We Serve
Following are four volunteer opportunities that are available at varying VA facilities throughout the nation. If one of the opportunities peaks your interest, go to the Volunteer or Donate page to complete an introductory application and specify in the comments field your preference.
Help us spread the word about United We Serve and volunteer opportunities with VA: Print out this file UWSFactSheet.pdf, copy and distribute to your family, friends, schools, churches, organizations. America's Veterans will appreciate it.
VA offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible. In fact, VA is the only Federal agency that provides substantial hands-on assistance directly to homeless persons. Although limited to veterans and their dependents, VA's major homeless-specific programs constitute the largest integrated network of homeless treatment and assistance services in the country.
The National Cemetery Administration honors veterans with final resting places in national shrines and with lasting tributes that commemorate their service to our nation.
VTN was established to provide needed transportation for veterans seeking services from a VA facility and/or authorized facility. VTN guidelines permit volunteer participation in providing transportation to veterans using a volunteer's privately-owned conveyance or a government-owed vehicle, including donated vehicles, county vehicles, DAV Department (State) or Chapter (local) vehicles, public transportation and contracted transportation.
If you would like further information regarding the Volunteer Transportation Network, you can complete and submit the form on the Volunteer or Donate page. Someone from the local VAVS office will contact you with further information.
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. Use the schedule below or contact your local VA Voluntary Service office for more information.
For additional information or clarification on specific volunteer or donation opportunities visit the Volunteer or Donate page to contact your local VAVS Program Manager.