New needs, new opportunities.Thousands of DAV See WebDAV. volunteers each year receive the warm satisfaction and enjoyment of helping build better lives for disabled veterans and their families by helping others. Through our participation with the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Affairs is a term of the business that deals with the relation between a government and its veteran communities, usually administered by the designated government agency. Voluntary Services (VAVS VAVS Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service
VAVS Veterans Administration Volunteer Services ) program and the DAV Transportation Network, our members serve their fellow disabled veterans in a variety of helpful and valued ways. But there are needs in areas far from VA facilities where others can help.
It is our goal to ensure that volunteers who live in areas with service needs have the opportunity to assist disabled veterans in their communities as well. We call it the Local Veterans Assistance Program (LVAP), and we are now implementing the tools needed to bring new volunteer programs to underserved areas. It will include all the recognition awards we now provide through the DAV VAVS program, as well as eligibility to apply for Jesse Brown
Jesse Brown (March 27,1944 — August 15,2002) was the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, appointed in 1993 by Bill Clinton. Memorial Youth Scholarships for student volunteers.
By organizing local volunteers and providing incentives, we can accomplish a significant service that will help even more disabled veterans in their local communities.
For example, volunteers can be recognized for Chapter and Department Service Officer work, DAV outreach Outreach is an effort by an organization or group to connect its ideas or practices to the efforts of other organizations, groups, specific audiences or the general public. efforts, approved Chapter and Department fundraising
v. do·nat·ed, do·nat·ing, do·nates
To present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute.
To make a contribution to a fund or cause. hours under LVAP will be credited just like the hours donated in the VAVS program.
Young volunteers who serve in the LVAP may receive consideration for college aid through the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship program. In the past, many students were eager to apply for the scholarships, but were unable to participate because they lived too far from a VA medical facility where they could volunteer.
The LVAP program will provide ways to encourage Departments to promote community support of National Guard mobilizations and demobilizations, which are part of our Memorandum of Understanding A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a legal document describing a bilateral or multilateral agreement between parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action and may not imply a legal commitment. with the National Guard Bureau.
The concept behind LVAP is to reach out to all veterans. While the VAVS program isn't is·n't
Contraction of is not.
isn't is not
isn't be everywhere, the DAV is, and our members and others can volunteer to help in their communities, no matter how isolated.
Our mission of building better lives for disabled veterans and their families is not focused on population centers but on the veterans and their families who have needs wherever they are. We can reach out to help with voluntary services, giving comfort and support to the men and women who sacrificed for our freedom.
The LVAP program is rewarding for both the volunteers and those who need their assistance. It will greatly improve the quality of life for disabled veterans and their families and will recognize volunteers for their generous service. It's a win-win program, and it's what we do as veterans serving veterans.
Specific information on the new Local Veterans Assistance Program has been sent to Departments and Chapters. And keep checking the DAY Web site www.dav.org regularly for updates on this and all our volunteer programs.
Edward E. Hartman, National Director of Voluntary Services