Any VFW member can download a reference guide that gives a complete overview of all the VFW's Programs (Community Service, Youth Scholarships and Activities and Veterans & Military Support.) These programs include the two youth scholarship/essay contests of Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen, the Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Teacher Award contest, Community Service reporting, Outstanding Community Service VFW Post Awards, Fred C. Hall VFW Post Special Project Award, various Recognition Award Citations, Buddy Poppy, Public Servant & Life Saving Awards, Citizenship & Flag Education, Military Assistance, Operation Uplink, Loyalty Day, Unmet Needs, Sports Clips Help A Hero Scholarship, Scouting Awards & Scout of the Year Scholarship, NRA-VFW Shooting and Air Rifle Sports and other Youth Activities. 
A complete reference guide of National VFW Programs, in PDF format, can be found and downloaded at