Volunteer with a Service Platoon

Volunteers shoveling mulch at a service project

Serve again—in your community

Service Platoons are your opportunity to engage and connect with veterans and community members while generating community impact in a real and tangible way. Led by veteran volunteer platoon leaders, each platoon works with dedicated community partners and volunteers to provide the manpower and support that they need to help them do their work more effectively. 

Our service platoons are known for their power-packed service projects. Each service platoon holds projects that are aligned with the needs of their community partner. On any given project day, a platoon could complete activities such as building planters for a community garden, painting a mural on the side of a school, or laying down new sod for a park.  

But that’s not all, service platoons also gather for social events and support other local organization events, and many of our events are kid friendly. Everyone is invited to serve, regardless of veteran status: a service platoon is for you if you have a passion for service. 

We currently have service platoons in more than 40+ cities across the country that are having events at least once a month.

Check out the map below to find a platoon near you.  

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How Platoons Work

The core of our service platoons are the members—you’re on the front line of change in your community, and membership is open to all. If you want to make a larger contribution, join the Leadership Team. They’re logisticians, event planners, communications experts and veteran resource coordinators, supporting the platoon leader and the platoon at large.  

If you’ve got an intense passion for service and entrepreneurial spirit, you might want to consider becoming a leader of one of our platoons after completing our Service Leadership Corps Program that we offer every year. 

Read About Our Impact

Honoring History Through Service: Compton VFW Post 5394 Service Platoons – Los Angeles, CA
How Two Neighbors Built an Impactful Partnership Service Platoons – Washington, DC

The Service Platoon Program is supported by:

Mission Partners
Visionary Partners
Presenting Partners
Division Partners
Brigade Partners
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