Elks Veterans Programs


Elks pledge "So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them." The Elks National Veterans Service Commission takes that pledge one step further, and promises service to our nation's veterans and military members, with a special focus on service to those in need.

Thousands of Elks volunteers give generously of their time, energy and resources to serve veterans and military members each day, to ensure that pledge is not an idle one.

Today, our volunteers provide direct service to veterans in more than 330 facilities each month. Through our grants to Elks Lodges, we connect with veterans and military members in their communities, providing them with services where they live. We help veterans rehabilitate and thrive through adaptive sports programs and therapy kits. And our Welcome Home initiative is reaching out to some of our most vulnerable veterans: those who are experiencing homelessness.

Check out our Programs for more information about Elks in action. Or, read our latest Annual Report for details!

Resources for Elks Volunteers:

Our Programs Our Partnerships Volunteer Resource Center


State Veterans Chairs: View the Voluntary Service dashboard here.

Questions? Email Vets@elks.org or call 773/755-4736.

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