VFW Programs and Services

VFW National Service (NVS)

VFW National Service (NVS) has a nationwide network of service officers  available to help veterans and their families, particularly with VA  entitlements and medical care.  One of the primary NVS projects is the  Toll-free VFW Helpline, a special phone number (1-800-VFW-1899) for veterans  and their families concerned with VA health care and other benefit issues.

Operation Uplink

Operation Uplink helps active-duty troops and hospitalized veterans  keep in touch with love ones by providing free prepaid long-distance phone  cards.  Since its inception in 1996, more than 4 million phone cards have  ben distributed.

VFW Legislative Service

 VFW Legislative Service ensures the voice of veterans is heard loud and  clear.  This important program works to ensure the interest of veterans  and their families are reflected - and protected - on Capitol Hill.

VFW Citizenship Education Programs

 VFW Citizenship Education Programs inform Americans on patriotic topics ranging from  contributions of America's military to our history to proper flag etiquette by promoting ad sponsoring events conducted by our members and other concerned citizens that emphasize these core tradition and values.

VFW Community Service Programs

 VFW Community Service Programs work to make American communities a better place to live  by organizing and coordinating volunteerism by our members and other concerned  citizens benefiting education, the environment, health services and civic  projects, both nationally and locally.

VFW Youth Activities Programs

 VFW Youth Activities Programs educate America's youth on the importance  of American history and patriotism.  As part of this program, students  participate in a range of activities, including the Voice of Democracy  Scholarship Contest and the Patriot's Pen Youth Essay Contest.