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Veteran participating in the National Wheelchair Games

3000+ Volunteers Needed

The 38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games needs more than 3,000 volunteers. Want to do something amazing & make a difference in a Veteran's life?

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There are many ways you can help. Fill out our form and a local representative will contact you.

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If you want to support Veterans, but don't have time, donating is a great way to make a difference.

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Since 1987, VA has partnered with VSOs to provide transportation for Veterans.

What's Your Why?

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Volunteer: What's Your Why?What's Your Why?

WHY would you want to be a VAVS Volunteer? One of the most important benefits of volunteering is the opportunity to explore and fulfill your passions. For many VAVS volunteers, that passion is serving Veterans. For others, their "why" is the chance to explore a new career field. For some, they like feeling like they are investing in an activity that is making a difference in their community.

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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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United We Serve

VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) has joined the 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.