There are two ways to join the VFW Auxiliary: National 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 $20.00 per year.
  • Completed membership application, proof of eligibility and payment of annual dues must be sent to National Headquarters.
  • 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.
  • May participate or volunteer in National Programs.
  • May receive a Cancer Grant, if eligible.
  • May purchase self-pay insurances and burial benefits.
  • May participate in member benefits received through the mail, e-mail or listed on the National website.
  • May receive VFW Auxiliary Magazine and e-newsletter.

National 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.

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

Local Auxiliary Member:

  • Annual dues vary by Auxiliary.
  • Completed membership application, proof of eligibility (only if veteran is not a member of the same Post), and payment is sent to local Auxiliary.
  • The local Auxiliary will investigate your eligibility and vote to accept or reject your application.
  • May attend Auxiliary, County Council, District, Department (state) or National meetings, and is allowed to enter the business session of these meetings.
  • May hold an office at the Auxiliary, County Council, District or Department (state) level.
  • May be a Delegate to the National Convention.
  • May participate in any of the National Programs and earn Auxiliary, District, Department (state) and National Awards.
  • May qualify for Cancer Care Plus Insurance Program (Cancer Insurance).
  • May receive a Cancer Grant, if eligible.
  • May purchase self-pay insurances and burial benefits.
  • May participate in member benefits received through the mail, e-mail or listed on the National website.
  • May receive VFW Auxiliary Magazine and e-newsletter.

Find a local Auxiliary in your area or contact us for more information.

Click here for a Local Auxiliary Membership/Member Transfer Application.