Association of VA Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
 
 

Benefits of Membership

The AVAVRP provides members with a venue for professional networking, support, advocacy, consultation, and advancement of the vocational rehabilitation profession. It also provides access to a forum of like professionals that can share ideas and expertise as it relates to serving veterans having disabilities. As a member you will have access to pertinent information related to issues impacting our profession and veterans; including up-to-date information shared in our AVAVRP Newsletter. If you are currently holding a position, or have formerly worked in the Vocational Rehabilitation field as a professional in the VA System, we would love to have you come aboard.

Membership types

Full Member:
Any person employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) whose job title is classified as Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist or Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor or whose current responsibilities are designated as providing professional services within the Vocational Rehabilitation discipline. This includes supervisors, program managers, and staff in national positions under a Vocational Rehabilitation Program located at the Veterans Health Administration and/or the Veterans Benefits Administration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Associate Member:
Any former member of AVAVRP shall be eligible for election to honorary membership, this includes current and retired employees employees as well as those who have left the VA but would like to continue membership. Honorary membership shall be available to other persons who have distinguished themselves in promoting the purpose of AVAVRP and who are nominated for such membership by a member of the Executive Committee. Honorary members shall be able to participate in the activities of AVAVRP and shall receive all general mailings, but they may neither vote nor hold office.

Student Affiliate Member:
Any Vocational Rehabilitation Intern within the Veterans Health Administration or the Veterans Benefits Administration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, shall be eligible for election to student affiliate membership in AVAVRP. Student members shall be able to participate in the activities of AVAVRP, including membership on committees and special interest groups, and shall receive all general mailings. However, student members may neither vote nor hold elective office. Student member expires at the end of the membership year in which he/she ceases to function in a Vocational Rehabilitation Intern role at Veterans Health Administration and/or the Veterans Benefits Administration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Retired: See Associate member above.


                                         

                                           
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