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Top 10Reasons for Your Post to Have an Auxiliary

10. Offers valuable assistance wit h event preparation .
9.Assists with "Buddy"® Poppy drives.
8.Opens the door to potential members.
7.Assists in recruiting and retaining members to strengthen the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
6.Provides events and volunteer opportunities for veterans' family members.
5.Boosts the Post's visibility in the community by being involved in more local activities and events.
4.Increases Program participation and helps spread the word on scholarship and youth programs.
3.Present s an opportunity to serve more veterans, active-duty military and their families.
2.Increase the number of advocates to fight for veterans' rights and benefits.
1.Positively reinforces the values and beliefs of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it cost the Post anything?

The VFW Auxiliary Charter Kit fee is $100.00. The Post and/or Department and/or the interested, eligible applicants may pay the Charter fee. The Charter fee accompanies the completed Charter application .

How long does it take to start?
From the time your Post votes to have an Auxiliary, it could take from two (2) to four (4) months to get an Auxiliary up and running.

Ready to Add an Auxiliary to your Post?
In accordance with the VFW Bylaws, a notice is to be mailed or emailed to each Post member advising them that members will be voting on having an Auxiliary and that the vote will take place at a specific meeting.

In accordance with the VFW Bylaws, a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Post members present is required to set into action the formation of a new Auxiliary to that Post.

Info from the Department President of the approval and the Department President will then assign an Auxiliary Organizer who will work on obtaining the required number of charter members (15) and filling out necessary paperwork.

Still have questions?

Contact VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters at 816.561.8655 or