4 Organizations for Transitioning Veterans


Whether you’re just getting out, thinking about it, or been out a few years there are resources available to you! There are hundreds, if not thousands, of organizations with the mission of helping. It can be confusing trying to understand what they do and which provide the best services. I have listed below some of the best known and most reliable with a short description of each!


  1. The American Legion

The American Legion is an amazing organization available to veterans (and active duty!), and has been for an incredibly long time! This organization can help with resources, transitioning, scholarships, funds during hard times, and more! You do NOT need to be disabled, file a claim with the VA, or anything other than connected with the military in order to join! Check out your local post of head to their national website to view details: https://www.legion.org/


  1. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

The VFW is another long-standing organization. They offer scholarships, employment services, help with VA claims, funeral services, and more! You do need to have served “in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or hostile waters” in order to join, as well as a few discharge requirements! Visit your local unit or check their national website: https://www.vfw.org/eligibility


  1. Wounded Warrior Project

This organization is one of the most well known. So far, they’ve helped over 96,000 veterans!! This is a charity and veteran service organization that really focuses on services and events for wounded veterans. Whether you are looking to get some help, volunteer, or donate check out their website: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/


  1. Hire Our Heroes

Hire Our Heroes is seeking to address the issue of veteran unemployment rates! They offer some incredible services like job courses, resume building, interview prep, and mentoring! They connect veterans directly with corporations that WANT YOU! Check them out here: https://hireourheroes.org/


In your search for resources and knowledge, don’t forget about Martinsburg College! At the end of every program we offer students an optional Post-Graduation Plan that addresses resume and cover letter development, employment readiness, networking, and more! Call us today for an interest & career assessment with a program match, and check out our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1885472325032034/