Become an advocate – no knowledge or experience needed.  If you want to help a Vet, we want to train you and give you tools for the two of you to succeed.

Be on a Team for Outreach to Vets.  You might spend a few hours on a weekend setting up card racks, or going out in the community putting those racks on store counters or bulletin boards.

Give us some Web Assistance.  Our site is large in need of regular updates.  Whether you are a beginner or a web expert, you are our person.  We appreciate help on all levels.

Into Social Media?  Join our team and make a real difference!

Have Sales, Marketing, Account or Relationship Management experience or aspirations?  Your help would be invaluable in keeping colleges and organizations up to date regarding what we can do for their vets, for FREE.

Are you and Accountant, Grant Writer, Fund Raiser or Networker?  We need you!

To talk with The Friends of The Vet Center, about how you can help, please use this form, or contact us at (833) 566-9283  that’s (833) KnowAVet
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No amount of advertising will ever replace the voice of a friend.

From talking with someone one-on–one, to talking with any group, or giving out cards with the San Jose Vet Center contact information so that others who may know of a vet who is having trouble at work or with drinking or drugs or pain or making the rent or with relationships, can pass them on.

Perhaps it is talking to your employer or school about reaching out to vets on their staff, or hiring a Vet?

  • You or we can talk with, or make presentations to groups you may be part of, such as PTA, Faith Group, Book Club, service organizations, etc., to help reach out to veterans who deserve a better life.
  • Contacting stores, colleges,, etc., to make appointments to talk with them.
  • Putting posters in store windows
  • You can be part of our outreach team, doing data and mailing work, or speaking with groups, businesses, or faith based organizations.
  • Putting posters and business cards on a company bulletin board and tracking them for refills. Of course the business will have already agreed to let you do it.
  • Your turn.  Suggest any way you can think of to get the word out that there is a better life possible for vets.

Please call the Friends of the San Jose Vet Center at (833) 566-9283  that’s (833) KnowAVet or use this email form for suggestion on how and what to say.  You will even have our business cards to hand out so people don’t have to remember where to go.
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The “Extras” that we provide for the San Jose Vet Center and other organizations does NOT come from the VA.  It is all from private donations to Friends of the Vet Center.

The staff of the San Jose Veterans Center are government employees.  They are legally prohibited from directly soliciting contributions of any kind, including the money necessary to put on up to 16 events a year we provide for them.  Those and many other programs we have developed do not fall under the strict guidelines of the VA.  But, they are all part of the extras that make the San Jose Vet Center the #1 in the country.

That work includes: providing clothing so that a Vet can go into an interview with confidence; finding temporary support in the forms of food, transportation, babysitting, computers, phones, etc.

YOU can support our work, helping those who have served, to return to civilian life!

Any amount will be greatly appreciated.

NO monetary donations should ever be given to anyone claiming to represent Friends of the Vet Center, Know A Vet, or the San Jose Vet Center itself.

Or, you can send a checks payable to and mail to:

Friends Of The Vet Center

Box 698

211 Hope Street

Mountain View, CA 94042

And please remember to ask your employer if they have matching funds.  MANY companies do, and that can double your donation as well as putting Friends of the Vet Center and Know A Vet on their radar.

To talk with The Friends of The Vet Center, about how you can help, please use this form, or contact us at (833) 566-9283  that’s (833) KnowAVet
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If you work for a company or belong to an organization there are other ways you might be able to help.

If you go to those organizations, you may be able to promote employment or internships of veterans, or outreach and networking, sponsorship, etc.

Please look at the sections on Business, Faith Communities, Government and Educators, to see how you might be able to approach them for help.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Just give the Friends of The Vet Center (833) 566-9283  that’s (833) KnowAVet, or use this email form and we will help you plan your discussion, and if you like, we will go with you to back you up with full details.
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