DAV needs volunteers year-round, not just Memorial Day weekend

Statewide Iowa — It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and while many Iowans talk about supporting the troops and veterans, volunteers are needed year-round at the Disabled American Veterans to help local men and women who served in uniform.

John Kleindienst is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the DAV’s national voluntary services director. He says the impact volunteers have on the veteran community is invaluable.

The number of veterans who need additional support is rising, especially since the number of volunteers has significantly dropped because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The DAV offers a variety of scholarships for young people who volunteer through the organization.

The organization is now accepting applications for the 2024 scholarship season. Learn more at DAVscholarships.org.