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Each year over 1,400 volunteers assist Veterans at NECHV by serving meals, sorting and preparing supplies for Veterans, coaching and teaching at the Veterans Training School, and participating in special work details, projects and corporate work outings.

Volunteers with specific skills to share can become involved directly with Veterans through the Veterans Training School. Mentoring, resume review, job skills coaching and course instruction are some examples of volunteer participation in the Center’s supportive services. Many find this to be a very rewarding experience that is mutually beneficial.

Volunteer hours range from one hour to a full day, and may be a one-time experience or with a recurring schedule.

Community involvement at NECHV is vital to our mission and helps to bridge gaps of support in terms of time, talent and resources.

Sponsored Meals

With over 135,000 meals prepared and served annually, NECHV welcomes support through its sponsored meal program. Through this program, a breakfast, lunch or dinner meal can be underwritten, served and/or sponsored.

Many businesses, civic groups and organizations participate in the sponsored meal program and provide a special menu with a theme. The Veterans living at our 17 Court Street center enjoy the variety and great food selections offered when a meal is sponsored. It’s also a great way for families to become involved providing service to the Center and is one of our most beneficial programs.

For details on how you can sponsor a meal, please call CJ Beck at 617-371-1749.

In-kind Contributions

As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, NECHV welcomes in-kind donations of food, clothing, supplies and equipment. If you have something to donate,  please call for a list of items that are useful to us.

Contact Us

For all individuals and for further inquiries on any of our community support programs, please contact Community Support at 617.371.1749 or community.support@nechv.org.

If you don’t have time for direct involvement or live too far from Boston, please consider making a donation to NECHV. 25% of our annual budget comes from private support, and your contributions are greatly beneficial and appreciated.

Thank you for your support of our nation’s Veterans.