New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs

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Volunteering With The Division of Veterans’ Affairs

NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) is seeking volunteers (age 18 and older) who are committed to DVA's mission of advocating on behalf of New York's Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families.

Volunteers would provide support to DVA’s essential work of helping Veterans, Servicemembers and their families learn about and apply for the benefits they earned in service.

 Volunteers would assist with critical mission-oriented activities including:

  • Mentoring under a Veterans Benefits Advisor regarding the benefits process from the federal, state and local perspectives
  • Providing administrative assistance to Veterans Benefits Advisors and administrative staff 
  • Engaging with Veterans to schedule appointments and answer questions/concerns
  • Assisting with Governor Initiatives such as Experience Counts and FreshConnect
  • Learning administrative processes including Human Resources and Procurement for a state agency
  • Representing the agency at outreach events with a Veterans Benefits Advisor


If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form:  DVA volunteer form

If you are a Veteran, this opportunity with DVA can be VA Workstudy eligible. Please see more information on the VA Workstudy program here:

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