Working together under the VAVS
plan, the field station staff and the members of the voluntary service organizations provided a volunteer program that has become increasingly more meaningful to veteran patients, the VA and DAV.
Anyone interested in volunteering for VAVS
on behalf of DAV can contact DAV Voluntary Services at VAVS
And then there are those like Elmer Costigan, a VAVS
volunteer for 18 years.
It includes a pool table, donated by Olhausen Billiards; a game table; a big-screen TV, from Mid-South PVA; and a shuffleboard table from VAVS
NVS Director Fred Juarbe says the focus will be on recruiting volunteers and encourages all VAVS
representatives and interested FW members to attend.
All indications are that 2000 will be another banner year for efforts on behalf of VAVS
Volunteer of the Year Award Elijah Jethro, VAVS
Director at John Cochran VA Medical Center, Post 3480, East St.
Those conventions also gave me the much-desired opportunity to meet with volunteers who donate their time as Transportation Network drivers, VAVS
volunteers and our Local Veterans Assistance Program volunteers who work on behalf of veterans in less served communities around the nation.
Cooper's husband Lewie, past Department commander, and VAVS
rep Kenneth Carrier accompanied her.
He has served veterans through his representation on a number of committees and through tenures as chairman for various membership and volunteer services, including oversight of the state's VAVS
Jeffrey Dolezal, PVA Veterans Benefits director of field services, will continue to serve as PVA's national VAVS