Auxiliary: Hospital & VAVS Program

The goal of the Hospital & Veterans Affairs and Voluntary Service program is to meet the needs of hospitalized patients in VA Medical Centers and other hospitals throughout this country. With the influx of this generation’s veterans and the rise in long-term rehabilitative services, there is a greater need for volunteers. However, the type of help needed is changing. Be sure to speak with your local VAVS Representative to find out how you can serve these special veterans.

History

In 1928 Volunteer Hospital work became the second National Program adopted by the Ladies VFW Auxiliary (Now known as just the Auxiliary.)  As America's troops return from battle and aging warriors need medical attention, the Ladies Auxiliary has been there to assist with a cheerful smile, an encouraging word, and time to write or read a letter from loved ones. The organization volunteers 1.8 million hours a year.

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