What can you do under the VA&R Program?
- Assist in activities that help homeless veterans.
- Support rehabilitation and healing of veterans through arts, crafts, and hobbies.
- Promote job fairs for veterans and their families sponsored by The American Legion, Department of Veterans Affairs and Chambers of Commerce.
- Enroll as VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) volunteers at VA healthcare facilities.
- There isn’t a VA hospital close to your community or pandemic precautions prevent on-site activities? Find opportunities to serve veterans in new ways. These hours will count toward your Service to Veterans pin and hour bars.
- Transitioning back to civilian life is one of the biggest challenges veterans face today.
Educate yourself about resources so you can help veterans access all their VA benefits, not just health care. Work with your local American Legion Post Service Officer or train to become a Service Officer yourself.
- Assist and support caregivers.
- Familiarize your unit and community with the services of the VA caregiver support program and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Hidden Heroes* program.
*Hidden Heroes – look for a special flyer attached to the Department’s 2020-21 Programs Action Plan*
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