Volunteering and Community Service
It's what makes us great
Palmer Lake VFW Post 3915 tracks two types of service.  Service outside our Post is considered Community
considered volunteering and it's important because it keeps our Post viable for the next round of veterans.

Community Service is reported up to District and to Department.  Volunteer hours around the Post home are
tracked internally.  

This page will explain the differences between these two types of service.  When ready to enter an individual
service report, go to the Community Service / Volunteer Report form. The button just to the left.

Examples of SERVICE
Report Form
Community Activities
Community activities is the term applied to the many things VFW Posts and Auxiliaries do to: (1) Improve living in
a city, town or neighborhood; (2) assist needy families; (3) establish better recreational, education and patriotic
opportunities for everyone; (4) cooperate with schools, churches and other organizations; (5) provide special
benefits for yourth; and (6) direct aid to needy individuals who are not members of our organization.
Americanism Activities
The VFW patriotic activities are identified as 'AMERICANISM'.  Under the heading of Americanism, VFW Posts, Auxiliaries, Districts and Departments
sponsor many projects designed to broaden public appreciation of Democracy and to combat subversive influences.  The many types of activites
include public observances of special holidays, promotion of patriotic programs for adults and children, cooperation with civic organizations, schools,
colleges, universities and churches to raise the standards of American citizenship and Loyalty.
Americans of all ages.  These projects sponsored by the VFW in Posts, Districts, State and National organizations
along with the units of the Ladies Auxiliary have been one of the major Community Activities programs.  

VFW Posts sponsor hundreds of Boy Scout Troops and Packs, Teen and Junior baseball teams, Hocky, Soccer,
Rifle Clubs and Junior Bowling Teams.  In addition, there are Sons of the VFW units and Lite-a-bike safety program
reflectorizing millions of bicycles each year.  This is in cooperation with the 3M Company of Minnesota.  The largest
Youth Activity is the annual Voice of Democracy program in which more than 300,000 High School students
prepare and read there own radio scripts dealing with patriotic subjects.  Scholarships total over $32,500 to
national winners in addition to other gifts and prizes.