VFW Auxiliary

Welcome to the VFW Auxiliary!

Our organization is comprised of members from all walks of life with a common connection: all are relatives of those who served in overseas combat.

More than 475,000 members in nearly 3,900 Auxiliaries across the nation work to improve the lives of veterans, active-duty service members and their families, and their communities in a variety of ways. Read the articles below and learn how Auxiliaries across the country are making a positive impact:

When you join the VFW Auxiliary, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Support  Veterans, Active-Duty Service Members and Their Families
    The VFW Auxiliary offers numerous avenues for service, such as hospital volunteering, the adoption of military units and promoting patriotism. Anyone with a heart for veterans can count their membership as an important way to stand with veterans and the military community on Capitol Hill and in local legislative battles affecting them.
  • Develop New Skills
    The VFW Auxiliary offers numerous ways for members to acquire and utilize skills such as leadership, public speaking, fundraising, event planning and community outreach.
  • Network and Develop Friendships
    Through local and national events, members have the chance to meet people from all walks of life and many career backgrounds, creating a vast network of people who are passionate about veterans, active-duty service members, and their families.
  • Receive Service Benefits
    The VFW Auxiliary is pleased to offer members access to one of the nation’s largest networks of money-saving products and services in the insurance and benefits industry.

    • Discounted policies for life, health, accident, long-term care and dental insurance, along with many other benefit plans. 
    • Access to discounts on products and services that are important to you – including local offers!
    • Credit cards and certain financial services are available through USAA.

Learn more about our eligibility requirements and how to become a member. Have questions? Check out our FAQ or contact us at info@vfwauxiliary.org.

Eligibility Requirements for VFW Auxiliary Membership:

Members must be citizens of the United States or a United States National, and at least 16 years old.

Those eligible are:

  • Husband/Wife
  • Widower/Widow
  • Father/Mother
  • Grandfathers/Grandmothers
  • Sons/Daughters
  • Grandsons/Granddaughters
  • Brothers/Sisters

Of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

Those eligible for membership in the VFW are those that have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay. Click here for more information.

Step- and adopted parents, children, siblings (and half-siblings), grandparents and grandchildren are considered the same as biological parents, children, siblings, grandparents and grandchildren and may join the VFW Auxiliary under their VFW-eligible veteran.

Proof of service is required for eligibility and must be obtained by the applicant.

Information on a veteran’s service record can be obtained by contacting:
National Archives and Records Administration
Phone: 1-866-272-6272

If you have membership questions or need more information, please contact us at info@vfwauxiliary.org.

There are three ways to join the VFW Auxiliary: National Member At Large, Department Member At Large, or a Local Auxiliary Member. See the descriptions below and choose the one that is right for you.

National Member At Large:

  • Annual dues are $50.00 per year.
  • Completed membership application, proof of eligibility and payment of annual dues must be sent to National Headquarters.

Fill out a National Member At Large Application or contact us for more information.

Department Member At Large:

  • Annual dues vary by Department.
  • Completed membership application, proof of eligibility and payment of annual dues must be sent to the Department Treasurer.

Fill out a VFW Auxiliary Membership/Member Transfer Application or contact us for more information.

Members At Large – Rights of:

National Members At Large and Department Members At Large May:

  • Visit Auxiliary, County Council, District, Department (state) or National meetings, but is unable to enter into any discussion during the business session of these meetings.
  • Participate or volunteer in National Programs.
  • Receive a Cancer Grant, if eligible.
  • Purchase self-pay insurances and burial benefits.
  • Participate in member benefits received through the mail, e-mail or listed on the National website.
  • Receive VFW Auxiliary Magazine and e-newsletter.

National Members At Large and Department Members At Large May Not:

  • Hold an office at the Auxiliary, County Council, District, Department (state) or National level.
  • Be a Delegate to any County Council, District, Department or National Convention and therefore cannot vote. (i.e. vote on Resolutions).
  • Qualify for certain group insurance plans.