List 2 in what I've just now decided will be a trilogy in honor of Veterans Day tomorrow. There are thousands of VSOs out there doing great work, but below are a few I've selected; please add any you know think should be on here, too! First list here: 2015 VETERANS DAY DEALS & DISCOUNTS 🇺🇸
  1. American Legion
    Chartered by Congress in 1919, hugely influential, and largest wartime VSO. Mentoring and other programs. Departments not just for 50 states but also in France, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Mexico.
  2. Give an Hour
    Dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of troops and their families, GAH is a network of providers who volunteer their time to give free mental health treatment to those in need. Has really helped change the conversation on mental health & military, and broader population as well.
  3. The Mission Continues
    Empowers veterans by helping them adjust to life at home through new missions, so that they can continue to serve their communities in new ways. For instance one of their missions here in DC is to reduce hunger amongst inner-city kids.
  4. Student Veterans of America (SVA)
    Provides veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy they need to succeed in higher education and beyond. Lots of chapters at colleges across the country. Networking, peer support, activities, etc.
  5. Team Red, White, and Blue (Team RWB)
    Similar to The Mission Continues in that helps veterans by giving them "new" missions, but Team RWB focuses on enriching their lives primarily through physical AND social activity. Lots of races and events, lots of community service too.
  6. Justice For Vets
    Justice For Vets leads the national effort to establish Veterans Treatment Courts within reach of every veteran in need. JFV provides technical assistance and training to VTCs, shapes public opinion through outreach, and advocates for state and federal legislation. To learn more about VTCs go to
  7. Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Founded in 1899 long before veterans benefits as we know them existed. Hugely influential like the Legion, especially in passing of the GI Bill. Scholarships, advocacy, and other support for veterans.
  8. Vietnam Veterans of America
    VVA aims to campaign on issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to improve public perception of Vietnam veterans. The organization's main efforts concern: Government Relations Advocacy on veterans' issues National Task Force for Homeless Veterans Health care for veterans, including disabled veterans Issues pertaining to women and minority veterans National scholarship fund Assisting veterans seeking benefits/services.
    Suggested by @thebestSR