Local 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 more than 5 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 nearly 100 years, the VFW's "Buddy"® Poppy program has honored those who have sacrificed by raising millions of dollars to support veterans' well-being.

VFW Foundation 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 through various grant programs available throughout the year.

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!

Uniting to Combat Hunger

Our "Uniting to Combat Hunger" campaign raises money to provide meals for military and veteran families in need. Help us put an end to food insecurity!