Wanted: Your stories of volunteerism

Around 7,000 American Legion volunteers contribute 900,000 hours each year at VA medical centers, Vet Centers, nursing homes, a Fisher House, community-based outpatient clinics, state veterans homes and other facilities where veterans receive care.

In an effort to promote the dedicated volunteers and the impact they have, The American Legion is requesting stories about the unselfish work being done in communities across America. The type of volunteering does not matter – providing administrative support, escorting or driving patients, serving coffee or food, assisting with the Veterans History Project or contributing in other ways.

To share the story of a volunteer in your post, district or department, go to www.legion.org/legiontown and click on "Share your story." If you have not previously shared a story, take a minute to create an account and then click the "share" link. After doing so, select "volunteering" and enter the story and upload the photo.

Stories will be posted on www.legion.org and Legiontown USA (www.legion.org/legiontown) and considered for publication in Dispatch.

Questions can be emailed to dispatch@legion.org.


  1. I volunteer as a tour guide at the American Village Citizenship Trust - National Veterans Shrine, Montevallo, AL and have been doing so weekly since February 2014 when the Shrine opened to the public. The children & adults get to hear the story of Veterans as they served our nation. I also volunteer with "Habitat for Humanity - Birmingham" and "Blue Star Salute". Serving veterans, soldier going off to war and my community is a good thing to do.
  2. I have volunteered with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR) for many satisfying years. We help service members and their employers in many ways from Awards to helping service members get their job back after deployment. It is a great way to volunteer to help our men and women in the Guard and Reserves. I invite other Legion members to step up.
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