Volunteer Service Organizations

Volunteer Service Organizations

Volunteer Service Organizations


Disabled American Veterans Voluntary Service Program
This Web site furnishes information on the extensive network of programs through which volunteers can provide a variety of services to disabled veterans.


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More than 12,000 members in the USO international corps of volunteers provide an estimated 450,000 hours of service annually, a worldwide personal contribution of more than $3 million. If you are interested in becoming a USO volunteer, please visit the locations directory (https://www.guardfamily.org/?line=9601) to contact the USO center nearest you.


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Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary volunteer efforts center on programs that benefit education and health services, enhance military morale, develop civic pride, and improve the community.


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Volunteer for the National Guard
For more information on volunteering with your local National Guard, contact your local Family Readiness Group leader or your State Family Program Director (SFPD).


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Soldiers’ Angels
With 35,000 members worldwide, Soldiers’ Angels supports all branches of the military. Soldiers’ Angels “adopts� service members, supports combat support hospitals (CSHs), and hands out backpacks containing much-needed items to the wounded at both CSHs and military hospitals. It also manages numerous other programs, including one through which donors can purchase Kevlar blankets for the troops. These blankets can be attached to the doors and floors of unarmored Humvees to protect against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and direct fire.


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Points of Light
The Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network engages and mobilizes millions of volunteers who are helping to solve serious social problems in thousands of communities.


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Association of Volunteer Administration (AVA)
The AVA is a civilian organization whose mission is to engage leaders of volunteers through professional development, networking, and quality products and services in order to help leaders enhance and maximize volunteer resources.


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Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA)
DOVIA is an advocate for issues concerning volunteerism. The organization offers volunteer managers training and development opportunities, as well as the opportunity to network.


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National Military Family Association (NMFA)
Learn about volunteer opportunities supporting the NMFA.


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Special Olympics

Special Olympics would not exist today — and could not have been created — without the time, energy, commitment, and enthusiasm of the more than 500,000 Special Olympics volunteers. Special Olympics relies on volunteers at all levels of the movement to ensure that every athlete is offered a quality sports training and competition experience.



Special Olympics