Join the VFW

What are the qualifications?

To join the VFW, you must:

• be a citizen or national of the United States of America
• be active duty or honorably discharged veteran
• have served overseas in a foreign conflict

How do I apply for membership?

Contact the Post Membership Chairman or the Post Adjutant and have the following items:

• current ID (driver license, military ID, passport, etc.)

• DD-214 or other military discharge document

You may also call the Post business line at (805) 583-9722 for assistance.

What membership levels are available?

Annual Membership:

$45 for one calendar year

Life Membership:

Your lifetime membership fee may be paid in one total payment or over the course of one year

Single Payment

Your age on Dec 31 Total Fee
Age 18 - 30
$425
Age 31 - 40
$410
Age 41 - 50
$375
Age 51 - 60
$335
Age 61 - 70
$290
Age 71 - 80
$225
Age 81+
$170

OR

Installments

Your age on Dec 31 First Payment Next 11 payments
Age 18 - 30
$45
$38.64
Age 31 - 40
$45
$37.27
Age 41 - 50
$45
$34.09
Age 51 - 60
$45
$30.45
Age 61 - 70
$45
$26.36
Age 71 - 80
$45
$20.45
Age 81+
$45
$15.45

If I purchase a membership, what happens if I move?

Should you choose to transfer to a new VFW Post, a simple transfer form is available at no cost.