VETS Canada’s Guitars for Vets program is based on a simple concept: veterans and currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP who suffer with PTSD or other service-related injuries or disabilities will be provided with a new or gently used guitar. They will also be connected with free online lessons and – when and where available – students will have the option of working with a guitar instructor for 10 weeks of free lessons. These instructor-led lessons may be one-on-one or in small group settings. Our goal with Guitars for Vets is to get as many guitars as possible in the hands of wounded veterans to help the healing process.
If you are a veteran, soldier, or RCMP member with a service-related injury or disability and you want to learn to play the guitar, please fill out our application form.
If you are a guitar instructor and want to volunteer your time please fill out our application form.
If you are not a guitar instructor but you're interested in volunteering with this program in other ways, please fill out our application form.
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Guitars for Vets Canada is a proudly volunteer-led program. If you are interested in becoming a student or volunteer instructor, contact the volunteer Team Lead in your area for further information!