WHO IS THE AUXILIARY?

The Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States, was founded in 1914 to help veterans and their families. It is an integral part of the VFW’s volunteer efforts. Promoting patriotism and helping veterans in need are just two of the many ways that the Auxiliary serves their Post and America’s communities.

Eligibility to the Auxiliary is opened to wives, widows, mother, foster and stepmothers (who have performed the duties of parent), grandmothers, daughters, granddaughters, foster and stepdaughters (who attained that status prior to the age of sixteen and for whom the duties of parent were performed), sisters, halfsisters, foster and stepsisters who attained that status prior to age sixteen) of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Members must be citizens of the United States and not less than sixteen years old.

Women eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United Sates shall be eligible for dual membership in the Auxiliary.