Become a Member

From supporting important health issues to connecting people to vital resources and publications, Paralyzed Veterans of America is a multi-faceted, fully committed advocate for veterans with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and their spouses.

You are invited to join our more than 17,000 members and be heard on issues that matter to you and others living with SCI/D. Membership is free and open to qualified individuals, and it comes with many exciting benefits.

Membership is Free for Eligible Veterans

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Membership is free and open to qualified individuals. Any individual who meets the following criteria is eligible to join Paralyzed Veterans of America:

  • A citizen of the United States

  • A veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces whose discharge was other than dishonorable

  • An individual who has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of trauma or disease, which results in paralysis of more than one limb.

Find more information about eligibility and examples of specific qualifying diseases.

Two Types of Membership

There are two types of Paralyzed Veterans of America members: members-at-large and chapter members. Membership at-large is associated with the National Office of Paralyzed Veterans in Washington D.C. This membership entitles you to an informative welcome package, free subscription to our monthly member magazine, Paraplegia News, and a host of other benefits.

Chapter Membership is local to any of 34 chapters nationwide and in Puerto Rico. It provides you with the opportunity to participate in special social and sports events, and to volunteer and participate in other chapter activities.

How to Apply

To join Paralyzed Veterans of America today, simply follow these steps:

  • Click here to access and complete the fillable form and then print

  • Select your chapter and enter the name at the top of the application

  • Mail the completed application to: Paralyzed Veterans of America, Membership and Volunteer Program, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Christi Hillman, Associate Director, Membership & Volunteer Program
202-416-7776
800-424-8200 Ext. 776
Fax 202-416-1250
members@pva.org