Return the Service

Get Your Hands Dirty

Check out the action organizations below to learn more about how you can support America’s veterans and Return The Service in your own community.

Give An Hour
Give an Hour is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C. area. The organization’s mission is to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. Currently, GAH is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Team Red, White & Blue
Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

The Mission Continues
The Mission Continues implements programs that bring veterans together, channeling their unwavering commitment and leadership skills to serve critical needs in their communities. While serving, veterans acquire new tools to help them succeed, as well as a renewed sense of purpose and passion.

Veteran Artist Program
VAP, a 501c3 nonprofit, takes artists who are also veterans, and propels their works and careers into the mainstream creative arts community through networking, mentorships, collaboration with professional artists, and original productions. We are based in New York City but are currently creating programming across the country to expand the network and visibility of veteran artists.

Veterans In Film & Television, Los Angeles
VFT:LA is a nonprofit networking organization that unites current and former members of the military working in the film and television industry. Created and operated by veterans, VFT makes it simple and easy for the film & television industry to connect with the veteran community working in it. It is a resource for the film/TV industry to find and hire veterans. It is also an organization for veterans who work, or aspire to work, in film/TV to interact with, support, and learn from each other. 

Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 118 years, they have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most under-served.