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Mission: Started in January 2015 by a group of NYC veterans and service providers, the NYC Veterans Alliance is a nonpartisan, grassroots coalition dedicated to connecting NYC veterans and organizations, advocating for improved policies that affect veterans and their families, informing the NYC veterans community and the public about policies and news affecting them, and empowering veterans to speak up and take action. 

Website: http://www.nycveteransalliance.org/volunteer
Phone: 347-509-7838
Email: admin@nycveteransalliance.org

What volunteers do:

  • outreach to homeless
  • voter-registration drives and other civic-engagement events
  • help produce special veterans’ day events
  • staff tables
  • other project-based volunteering

Mission: The Veteran Advocacy Project provides free civil legal services to low-income veterans, with a focus on those living with Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, and substance use problems. Members of the military leave service with one of five discharge statuses that will determine their access to VA health care and benefits. PTSD and TBI wreak psychological havoc on our servicemembers and the resulting behavioral health problems can easily lead to bad discharge papers. Veterans need treatment for the condition that got them cut off from treatment. In New York City, there are no legal services organizations that focus on discharges. In 2013 we launched our pro bono Discharge Upgrade Clinic, which matches volunteer attorneys with low-income veterans applying for discharge upgrades so that as many men and women as possible can receive free legal representation in their discharge appeals.

Website: https://vap.urbanjustice.org/vap-probono
Email: veterans@urbanjustice.org
Phone: 646-602-5600

What volunteers do:

  • pro bono attorneys assist with discharge upgrades