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 2012 alone, DAV volunteers donated more than 2.3 million hours of their time. DAV wants to recognize them for their efforts.
George H. Seal
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.
Dennis Krulder of Yaphank, N.Y., a DAV member, and Melody Angelini of Forest Park, Ill., a DAV Auxiliary member, were the 2013 George H. Seal Memorial Trophy recipients.
“Our Seal Trophy winners honor the best of thousands of remarkable volunteers who serve in the VAVS Program,” said National Adjutant Marc Burgess. “They honor the promises made to the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our freedom.”
Mail nomination form to:
Voluntary Services Department
3725 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076
Submit nomination form via email.