Amvets Department of California Service Foundation

AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that fundraises for the charitable purpose of providing programs and services to California veterans and their families and financial support to department and post programs, as well as other organizations that also serve and assist veterans.

Team AMVETS Thrift Stores

AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation owns and operates thrift stores that sell second-hand goods at reduced prices throughout Southern California and in the Central Valley. We accept gently used donations including clothing and accessories, jewelry, household items, small appliances, electronics, and furniture. Donations can be dropped off at a donation bin or thrift store donation center or scheduled for residential pick-up. Donations are tax deductible.

Veterans Services

Through the sale of donated goods to our Team AMVETS Thrift Stores, as well as other contributions and grants, AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation employs Veterans Service Officers accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist California veterans and eligible dependents with information, counseling and claims services related to education, disability compensation, pension and other benefits at no cost.


The Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD-VASH Program combine case management and clinical services with housing voucher rental assistance for homeless veterans and their families. In partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation founded the Welcome Home Program to provide the once-homeless veterans and their families with furniture, appliances and other household items for their new homes. We also fund other programs for homeless veterans, women veterans, education, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and military funerals.

Mar 30, 2018
Team AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation a Non-Profit Organization is seeking a person who has a positive attitude, highly motivated, willing to help our veterans and their widows and dependents in obtaining VA benefits to include compensation for service related disabilities, dependency and indemnity compensation, non-service connected pension, vocational rehabilitation, education, burial, and outpatient treatment. Additionally, the position will also assist with other available benefits administer from Federal, State and local agencies. This is a core position located at VA Regional Office in Oakland California Veteran Service Officer Job Brief We are looking for a capable Veteran Service Officer in the support of our veterans. Under general supervision, you will assist Veterans, their survivors in obtaining benefits available from the Federal, State and Local Agencies. Responsibilities included but not limited to: Interview and advise American Veteran and/or their survivors of the benefits available from Federal, State and/or Local Agencies regarding such matters as compensation, education, vocational rehabilitation, insurance, pensions, hospitalization and medical care, cemetery and burial benefits; explains types, costs and advantages of various government insurance policies. Searches for analyzes and screens evidence bearing on entitlement under various laws and performs case file reviews of Veterans Administration (VA) files obtains and/or assists with certifying affidavits, military discharge, birth certificates, death certificate, certificates of naturalization, marital documents and other types of supporting evidence. Must be familiar and proficient with VETERAN ADMINISTRATION/AMVETS computer System; BENEVETS, Intake Center for processing. Prepares benefit applications and forwards with the supporting evidence to the proper authority/agency; prepares applications for outpatient medical care of eligible veterans; provides home visit services. Corresponds with the VETERAN ADMINISTRATION, Federal, State and/or Local Governmental Agencies and with the American Veterans regarding claims and/or benefits; prepares and submits appeals from an apparently unjust and/or incorrect decision on claims. Prepares correspondence, letters, statements agreements, inquires and descriptive and statistical reports; uses keyboard skills and proper office procedures. Assists Veterans in application for discharge review and correction military records. Discusses unusual or difficult cases with the Regional Service Officer and may act for the Regional Service Officer as delegated. Ability to Must have knowledge and understand of Federal, State and Local Rules and Regulations pertaining to Veteran Benefit programs, claims and the appeal practices and procedures. Medical terminology relating to compensation, pension, hospital reports, and rating decisions. Oral and written communication skills techniques required for gathering, evaluating and transmitting information. Effective interviewing and counseling. Preparation and presentation of oral and/or written reports in investigation and research projects. Interact, communicate and occasionally function under stressful situations that require instructing, persuading and negotiating; as an advocate to advise or resolve differences between the claimant and the Veteran Administration. Provide Exceptional Customer Service. Job Requirements: Training and Certification Must be a Certified/Accredited Service Officer. Proficient in Microsoft Office Products, BENEVETS and/or processing of Veterans Administration claims through the VA Intake Center. Must successfully complete within the first 90 days of employment, VA Trip Certification, Live Scan Security Clearance, VA Computer Access Training, National Security Clearance, Personal Identity Verification (PIV Card), and ongoing training. Experience High School Diploma or equivalent. Some College is a plus. At least one year of experience requiring the application of the knowledge and abilities listed as minimum including responsibility for preparing and processing applications for benefits and privileges in accordance with the policies, directives, rules and regulations of the administrative agency. Special Requirement Applicants must have served on active duty in the US armed forces and must have been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. If an applicant is not a veteran he/she can be consider for employment if certified by AMVETS National Office as being an AMVETS Son of AMVETS or AMVETS Lady Auxiliary
Amvets Department of California Service Foundation Oakland, 94612, United States Full-Time