STATE COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIRMAN
The Community Service reporting year is now in sync with National and started on 1 July 2022 and will continue through 30 June 2023.
THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE TO THE VFW:
The VFW and its Auxiliary’s ability to impact veterans, youth, patriotism, civic pride, volunteerism and just about anything you can name is dependent upon your Post’s being recognized as a caring and involved participant in the community. All of the great deeds performed by comrades across South Carolina should be recognized and accounted for.
For this reason, Community Service reporting is an important requirement of every Post in the Department of South Carolina. Community service is also part of the criteria for All State recognition.
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What is Community Service and what should I report?
Click this link to find those answers.
Reporting your Community Service activities:
In this Department, we use our www.vfwsc.org website to report activities electronically. Each Post should submit reports using our online report form as activities are completed or at least monthly AND ONLY by the Commander’s designated individual. Please DO NOT wait until the end of the reporting year to report activities. Instructions for individual comrades are included below.
Here are simple instructions for online reporting for the Commander’s reporting designee:
1. Go to www.vfwsc.org
2. Log into "Members Only” using your Member # as Username and last name as Password
3. Click on the link labeled "Community Service Reporting” and fill out the information for EACH ACTIVITY. All your AUXILIARY numbers should be combined at the Post and reported here
4. After you submit, you'll receive an email with your report details
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOUR REPORTS INCLUDE AN EXPLANATION OF HOW THE ACTIVITY MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR THE CATEGORY YOU ARE REPORTING! Incomplete reports will not be approved and will be returned for revision. Once reports are clarified, the chairman will approve the report and the results will be added to the Department’s Report Card.
Note: You may combine reports for similar activities. For example, a comrade volunteers at the local food bank every Wednesday during the month for 2 hours. Submit ONE REPORT for one comrade for 8 HOURS (4 Wednesdays) and include the dates in the description block of the online report form.
Once your online reports are approved, you will find the report totals for your Post on the Department's Report Card.
Auxiliary Report for VFW Community Service Updated 8/1/2022
Post Commanders: Your post's designee for Community Service reporting should be looking for this completed form each month and then input Auxiliary data through our report system. In addition to this monthly report, Auxiliaries will continue to report their activities through their channels.
Annual Community Service Award Deadlines:
In addition to the Department’s award criteria, the attached Manual has all of the Award Criteria and forms for these Community Service related programs.
Questions? If you need any help or guidance, please contact the Department Chairman, Nick Camera, at firstname.lastname@example.org