Volunteering is a part of our American culture. To recruit and retain volunteers,
motivation and recognition is vital. Volunteers who feel a sense of belonging and
accomplishment through recognition will be more motivated to continue. With that
in mind, we know the importance of providing meaningful awards with greater award
The Volunteer Recognition Program awards volunteers when various milestones have
been achieved in both the DAV Transportation Network (TN) and Department of Veterans
Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) programs.
Volunteers have the opportunity to select from several different items within the
milestone categories. They simply call 1-866-388-2525 (toll free) or log on to
to select an award. In addition to milestone awards, the collectable "miles and
hours pin" will still be distributed along with the volunteer’s award letter.