Douglas K. Wells Jr. | National Membership Director

When given the opportunity to educate veterans and their families about DAV’s programs and services, it’s important to know all the tools available.

Our website,, has a new look and functionality designed to make navigating the site easier for users. Please familiarize yourself with this powerful online tool to find resources, contacts and assistance.’s highlighted See How We Help button illustrates DAV’s free assistance to veterans, the life-changing services available and the organization’s powerful advocacy efforts for veterans’ rights and benefits on Capitol Hill. This is a great place to show those unfamiliar with DAV’s mission and work.

DAV’s Find Your Local Office is also an easy way to find assistance with filing VA benefits through DAV. Type in your ZIP code to connect to service officers across the country. This search can be switched to find chapter meeting times and locations and contacts, and transition service officers for those about to transition out of the service.

Direct links to find free medical transportation, employment and entrepreneurship and VA benefits help are all easy to find in multiple spots. The employment area links you to job fairs, and employers that specifically seek to hire veterans and provides details about DAV Patriot Boot Camp.

Make sure to pay special attention to the Veterans Topics & Resources area of the website, which has specialized information about benefits and programs specific to 24 areas, including Gulf War veterans, Vietnam War veterans, women veterans, LGBTQ+ veterans, PTSD, service animals, homeless veterans assistance, medical cannabis and POW/MIA.

You will also find ways to volunteer, advocate on legislation, hire veterans and form corporate partnerships under ways to Get Involved.

Finally, Ways To Give easily points people to make gifts to make the difference in a veteran’s life.

There is so much more to find at, so I urge you to invest the time exploring this resource thoroughly yourself. Make an appointment on your calendar to do this task to strengthen our organization.

Having your personalized Recruit A Warrior link for recruiting new members is another important must for everyone. The act of having your Recruit A Warrior link can be used in another powerful tool, which are DAV business cards with QR codes that prospective members can use to quickly and easily join while giving you credit. You can order DAV business cards and stationery through the Member Resources section. Don’t forget that you need to register or sign in through to access reports and request membership cards.

If you have questions about the tools available to you to help veterans, please email questions to [email protected] or call 1-888-236-8313 to speak with a membership specialist.

There is no better time to continue showing your commitment to veterans and their families than now. Don’t shrug this off as something you will do later. Equip yourself with these tools, and know how to use them for the betterment of veterans and their families!