We use Adobe Acrobat PDF files to provide electronic access to our National Program tools and resources. You will need to have Adobe Reader software installed to access them. You can download the most recent version of Adobe Reader for free from the Adobe website.

All of our PDFs are tested prior to posting on vfwauxiliary.org. If you have problems with a document, such as a fillable document not displaying the fillable fields, download the document to your computer and open it with Adobe Reader. You will be able to click on the fillable fields and enter information into the spaces provided. 

2018-2019 National Program Book

Your source for National initiatives and Program awards.


Thank You, Members!

A Video Message from National President Sandi Kriebel

Building on the VFW Auxiliary Foundation


Building on the VFW Auxiliary Foundation: 
Guidebooks for Officers, Chairmen and Members

These guides, suggestions and examples are meant to assist all Officers, Chairmen and members on every level to understand their duties according to the National Bylaws, the best practices discovered during the 100-plus year history of the organization and examples of how to handle different positions and expectations.

Spirit of America Award

2019 Podium Edition: Bylaws and Ritual

Quickly reference the VFW Auxiliary’s rules and procedures with the 2019 Podium Edition: Bylaws and Ritual – available from the VFW Store online or by calling 1.833.VFW.VETS. The 2019 Podium Edition contains the Auxiliary’s Bylaws, Booklet of Instruction and Ritual.

Published annually following the National Convention, this must have go-to reference book contains the organization’s most up-to-date rules and regulations. In it you will find the answers to all your questions, from how to run a meeting to guidelines for Auxiliaries, Districts and Departments. Don’t go to a meeting without it!

Changes made from the 2018 Auxiliary Podium Edition are noted by a double underline. Not sure how the changes were made? View and download results of proposed resolutions and revisions from our website here: https://vfwauxiliary.org/national-convention/

  • Order the Spiral Bound version from the VFW Store ($7.25 each, quantity discount available).
  • Order the eBook from Amazon ($5.80).
  • Order the eBook from Barnes & Noble ($5.80).


Flag Education

POW/MIA Recognition

Promote Patriotism

Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Teacher Award

  • 2019-2020 Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Teacher Award Application (Fillable)
  • 2019-2020 Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Teacher Award Chairman’s Manual
  • 2019-2020 Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Teacher Award Press Release – Announce Program (Fillable)
  • 2019-2020Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Teacher Award Press Release – Announce Winners (Fillable)

"Buddy" Poppy/VFW National Home for Children

Historian/Media Relations

VFW Auxiliary Emblem Branding Center

Community Outreach Tool Kit

Publicity Tools & Press Releases

Websites & Social Media

Sample Speeches

Membership & Recruitment

Membership Forms and Applications

Membership Program Award Forms

Membership Recruitment & Retention Tools

Click here for Membership Recruitment & Retention Tools, including:

  • 2018-2019 Membership & Recruitment Book (2 parts)
  • Membership Engagement Packet
  • Membership Moments (A collection of tips, tools and techniques that can be used to recruit, retain and engage Auxiliary members. Please share these handouts at your Auxiliary meetings and trainings.)
  • VFW Auxiliary Eligibility Wheel Graphic
  • Just One Card
  • Strengthening Auxiliaries Calendar
  • Local Talking Points
  • National Talking Points
  • VFW Auxiliary Brochure Order Form (Fillable)
  • VFW Auxiliary Facts Leaflet
  • Recruitment Booth Pointers
  • 8 Ways You Can Help Veterans Card
  • Member Benefits One-Sheeter
  • “Join Us” Poster (17 x 11)
  • Press Releases
  • Door Hangers
  • Social Media Shareables


General Scholarship Contest Information

Continuing Education

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy

Patriot’s Pen

Voice of Democracy

Veterans & Family Support

VFW Auxiliary Resource Rack Card

VFW’s National Veterans Service

NVS consists of a nationwide network of service officers who are experts in dealing with the claims process and help thousands of veterans cut through the bureaucratic red tape every year. They are the key to success, recovering approximately $1 billion in earned benefits and compensation for veterans each year.

VFW’s Veterans & Military Support Program

Youth Activities