Community Service, as defined by the National Community Service Trust Act "encompasses any human act serving the common good; in the interest of the community.”  Elsewhere, community service is further defined as "a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions.” does not include The VFW subscribes to the above, but adds that, for the purposes of volunteer recognition; VFW community service must be performed by and as a representative of the VFW for an organization outside of the VFW and its Auxiliaries, and must be verified by an authorized representative of that organization.  As it is the intent of VFW community service to impact a broad spectrum of the local community, credit will only be given for a maximum of 1,000 hours to any single outside organization within a twelve-month period.


Actual money amount expended from Post or Auxiliary funds in support of community service projects; in-kind dollar value of donated items to non-members or use of Post home by a community service organization, and the use of the IRS authorized $.14 per mile for use of a volunteer’s automobile for charitable work, are some important dollars to report. Report your Community Service through Program Activity Reporting.