We All Can Stand With Veterans

DAV offers a wide range of opportunities for individuals who want to make good on the commitment we’ve given our nation’s heroes. Volunteer at our nation’s VA hospitals, drive veterans to appointments or provide specialized help based on individual needs. No matter who you are, or what your level of experience, you can stand by our nation’s veterans.


Service is the cornerstone of DAV’s mission of empowering veterans to lead high-quality and fulfilled lives. But we would not be able to serve our nation’s heroes without thousands of dedicated volunteers across the country.

From volunteering at a local Department of Veterans Affairs medical center, to giving veterans free rides to their medical appointments in a Transportation Network van, to assisting indigent or homeless veterans —and everything in between—DAV volunteers across the country are committed to serving our ill and injured heroes. In 2014 alone, DAV volunteers donated more than 1.7 million hours of their time. DAV wants to recognize them for their efforts.



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Each year, the prestigious George H. Seal Memorial Trophy honors one DAV and Auxiliary member who have gone above and beyond in their service through the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) Program.   Hours must be credited through DAV or DAV Auxiliary in order to be considered for this award.

The awards are appropriately given in memory of George H. Seal, who was DAV’s Director of Membership and Voluntary Services and played an integral role in shaping and expanding DAV’s volunteer programs.  Recipients of this award epitomize the dedication of our selfless volunteers.

Ernest L. Flynn of Billings, Mont., and Frederica Haymaker of Los Angeles, have been selected by DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to receive the 2014 George H. Seal Memorial Trophy for extraordinary volunteerism.

“Our 2014 Seal Trophy winners show what volunteers can mean to our veterans, ” said Johnston.  They are there to honor the promises made to the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our freedom.