Community Initiatives

We understand first-hand the essence of rallying community support and the positive, life-changing impact we have on the world around us. That's why VFW members volunteer nearly 9 million hours to community service projects annually, with volunteerism benefiting morale, education, the environment, health sciences and civic projects. 

VA Volunteer Service

Making the decision to volunteer your personal time to our nation's heroes is an amazing way to give back and thank those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Everyone can help make a difference to a veteran and our VA Voluntary Service program makes volunteering easy!

Buddy Poppy

The red poppy has connected generations of veterans, service members and their families with civilians in remembering all those who have fallen. And for more than 75 years, the VFW's "Buddy"® Poppy program has honored those who have sacrificed by raising millions of dollars to support veterans' well-being.

National Support Projects

Commemorating the wars and conflicts of our nation’s past, and honoring all those who served in them is a VFW priority. We help to rally local level support of national endeavors because we know that by working together, America’s heroes will never be forgotten. It’s just another way we are able to give back to those who have sacrificed so much for our way of life. 

Post Grants

Designed to help VFW Posts and their Auxiliaries provide the vital support local communities, America's heroes and their families all deserve, the VFW Foundation offers funding assistance through two grant programs.

Patriotic Days

VFW Posts worldwide host public commemorations and other events on many patriotic days, honoring America's veterans and rich history. Join us in our efforts by getting involved with an upcoming event with your local Post today!

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