Volunteer Transportation Network: The Facts
The Department of Veterans Affairs welcomes volunteers in serving those who have served their country. The Volunteer Transportation Network (VTN) is a great way to engage in volunteerism in your community and honor our nation’s veterans. Since its inception in the late 1980s, nearly 12 million veterans have been assisted, over 24 million volunteer hours have been rendered, and 448 million miles have been driven to transport veterans seeking services and benefits from a VA facility or other authorized facility.
VTN links volunteer drivers with those seeking care from the VA. Due to a large demand for these veteran services, VTN has seen an increase in the number of hours of service provided over the last five years, but also a dramatic decrease in the number of drivers due to age and medical reasons during the same period. America’s veterans need your help.
Commit yourself and a team of your friends, family, and neighbors to honor our nation’s veterans, strengthen America’s communities, and join United We Serve. This tool kit will give you the basics to recruit a team, organize your group, and make an impact.