Unwavering Support for Uncommon Heroes
For more than 100 years, the VFW Auxiliary has been fulfilling its original objectives by supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving veterans, service members and their families, and spreading patriotism nationwide.
Our members have volunteered millions of hours, donated millions of dollars and honored hundreds of thousands of veterans. Volunteer with us and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in America.
VFW Auxiliary-National Organization
We receive numerous questions about eligibility at National Headquarters. One of the most common is: Why are in-laws, cousins, aunts/uncles, nephews/nieces and great-grandparents and great-grandchildren NOT eligible for the VFW Auxiliary?
The answer is that the IRS determines the degrees of separation from the veteran that qualify for membership in a veterans’ service organization auxiliary. The relationship must be within two degrees of “consanguinity” in order to be eligible. That means two generations back (i.e., parents or grandparents) or forward (i.e. children or grandchildren).
Other common questions include: How do I know if I’m eligible to join? How can I prove my veteran is eligible? How can I find some of these documents if I or my veteran don’t have them?
Does my veteran have to be retired from the military? If I am a veteran who is VFW eligible and want to join the Auxiliary, can I? Do I have to belong to a local Auxiliary?
Find the answers to these and other frequently asked questions on the National website here: https://vfwauxiliary.org/about-us/faq/
Are you a CURRENT VFW Auxiliary member? Or maybe a CURRENT son, daughter, or a Current spouse of a VFW Auxiliary Member for at least 1 year?
Then you are eligible to further your education utilizing our “continuing education scholarship.”
Here is the link: Continuing Education Scholarship – February 2023 https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/continuing-education/
DID YOU KNOW?
VFW and Auxiliary have contests and scholarships for ALL students!
You DO NOT need to be affiliated to either the military, the VFW, or the auxiliary.
IT IS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS!!!
Here are the links to the upcoming contests:
3-Dimensional Patriotic Art Contest Submission March 2023
Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest submission March 2023
Red, White, & Blue Singing Contest – Submission by March 2023
Illustrating America Art Contest Submission by March 2023
Department of Washington VFW Auxiliary
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary National Organization