United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Voluntary Service


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 (February 2013)
Read about the following news: VAVS Partners with the American Legion for National Day of Service Event, 2013 National Salute Chairman, Northern Indiana Veterans are Lovin’ this Generous Donation, Valentines for Veterans Concert Series and a message from the Director.

VAVS Partners with the American Legion for National Day of Service Event
Members of the Central Arizona Young Marines, a youth organization supported by the Marine Corps League, write Thank You letters to Veterans at the American Legion booth during their visit to DC from Prescott, AZ. 

On January 19, 2013 people from all across the country gathered here in Washington, DC to kick off the 57th Presidential Inauguration by participating in the National Day of Service Summit on the National Mall. The event, which started as a tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., featured over 100 organizations and opportunities to serve in the areas of health, education, community resilience, economic development, Veterans and military families, faith, and environment.

Read more about this and other stories...

NAC Special Edition Newsletter (2012)


Welcome Home Events (2/15/2012 - 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?
calculator 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 click on Volunteer or Donate 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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Voter Assistance

Volunteer Drivers:
A Valuable Link
 External Link - Leaving VA web site. VA is not responsible for the content of this site. Volunteer Drivers video

Charlie Murphy, 2013 National Salute to Veteran Patients Chairperson
Charlie Murphy
Chairperson, 2013 National Salute to Veterans

Watch the VA's Women Veterans Need You video.

Link to schedule for Valentines for Veterans Concerts.

Watch the VA's A Million and One Reasons to Volunteer video.