The men and women who serve our Nation deserve our support
— Today, Tomorrow, Always —


One of VANC’s greatest assets is our volunteers, who keep the wheels turning and help us fulfill our mission. Volunteers are a vital part of making VANC an active and responsive resource center for our Veterans. Volunteers help sustain VANC and ensure that Veterans in need receive the assistance they deserve. This is no small task. The VANC Resource Center brings together many of the critical services that Veterans, active duty military and their families need.

Come and join our family of volunteers at the Veterans Association of North County (VANC). Our volunteer duties consist of front desk operations, handyman/maintenance, events set-up & take down & light cleaning. No professional experience is necessary but military experience or association is helpful. Front Desk volunteers help provide resource assistance to active duty, veterans and their families. Some computer experience is helpful. Maintenance can include patrolling the area for trash pick-up, wiping down tables/chairs or light duties. Events need set up and take down (moving tables & chairs, etc.) arranged according to instruction from the Event Coordinator. We ask our volunteers to work a few hours a week. Shifts are normally from 9-1 or 1-5 Monday-Friday. Please call 760-722-1277 or email eileen@vanc.me for further information and shift availability. VANC is located @ 1617 Mission Ave. Oceanside CA 92058.


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The Veterans Association of North County Resource Center is the inspiration of veteran Chuck Atkinson. As a Past Commander of the American Legion Post #146, his dream, initially, was to locate a place where his American Legion Post could meet on a regular basis. However, he had long felt that the North County area lacked a cohesive mechanism for providing important services to his fellow veterans and to the service men and women in the community, and so he began to collaborate with other veteran associations and the City of Oceanside to find a solution.His efforts resulted in the signing of a lease between the City of Oceanside and the Veterans Association of North County for the property at 1617 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. The site currently features a 13,500 square foot structure that previously housed the Oceanside Police Department. Construction began in 2013 to transform the existing building into a facility that addressed the specific needs of our veterans, retired, active duty personnel, and their families.Now we need your help to maintain the building and property, our many programs, and the future goals of VANC. There are many ways to provide your support. From sponsorship opportunities to donations of goods and services. We invite you to call us, walk in for a tour, or visit our website at www.vancnorthcounty.org to learn more about VANC and our efforts to assist veterans throughout the area.