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Help Local Veterans

Help Local Veterans

The work of the DAV’s Chapters, Auxiliary Units, state-level Departments and associated organizations on behalf of disabled veterans in the communities they serve is substantial.

As a new generation of disabled veterans return from service, and the numbers of World War II, Korean, and Vietnam era veterans who need assistance increases, our nations hero’s need your help.

In 2007, the Disabled American Veterans began the Local Veterans Assistance Program, or LVAP. This program recognizes creative volunteerism to support Veterans. Volunteers can complete activities such as yard work, running errands, shoveling snow, cooking, painting, or performing home repairs. Auxiliary members that volunteer for LVAP can receive credit for their time. These hours are also used when determining eligibility for the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship.

Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics have a wide range of volunteer opportunities available. Whether driving volunteer vans, working directly with patients, VA’s professional staff, in various clinics, or patient wards, a volunteer’s dedication to serve never goes unnoticed. These dedicated men, women, and children are what bring the DAV Auxiliary to its mission of “Making a Difference.”

To learn about voluntary service programs in your area, please contact your nearest facility using the VA Medical Center Directory.