How to Get Involved
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How to Get Involved

Now that you know more about our organization, what should you do next? Whether or not you're a student and whether or not you're in school, you can still get involved!

To Students

If you're a student and would like to start a new USVH chapter at your school but don't know how, contact our National Recruitment Director, Leslie Johnson. She will guide you through the steps of establishing a chapter, including:

  • Finding a VA near you
  • Contacting that VA regarding volunteer need
  • Advertising/recruiting volunteers
  • Establishing a Board to organize carpools and activities

After creating a new chapter, you will be in close contact with National Board members, keeping one another updated on chapter progress and suggesting ways to improve USVH's local and national program.

To get an idea of a local chapter's current structure and activites, please see the Stanford Chapter website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our National Recruitment Director (Leslie Johnson) or any National Board member.

To Non-students

If you're not a student, you can still get involved with veteran health care! Here are some ways on how:

  • Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website and learn more about veteran-related programs and news.
  • Find out which VA facility is nearest you here. Contact them and see if they would like a new volunteer!
  • Visit your local library and see what opportunities to volunteer are available!

Living Memories

Living Memories Online
A published collection of essays written by student volunteers

About the Living Memories Project
An article that appeared in Stanford GSB's News about the book and its conception

New Chapter Resources

Director's Manual (.pdf)
Comprehensive guide to running a USVH chapter

Recruitment Poster (.pdf)
Sample volunteer recruitment poster (long version)

Another Recruitment Poster (.doc)
Another sample recruitment poster; used by the Stanford Chapter (condensed version)

Free Conference Calling Service
Conference calling is a great way to maintain communication with fellow officers and board members on weeks where a physical meeting is impractical or not possible

In the News

Charity Bowling Press Release (.pdf)
A press release from our successful Rolling for Vets charity bowling event.