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Volunteer Recognition

April marks National Volunteer Recognition Month. Volunteers provide valuable assistance and play a critical role in fulfilling the SAVAHCS mission to serve our Veterans. We take time out to honor our volunteers each year, at a special recognition event. SAVAHCS presents awards to recognize the hours volunteers generously donate. In addition a Male, Female, and Youth Volunteer of the Year are recognized for their special contributions. 

The President Lifetime Award is presented to all SAVAHCS volunteers who have served 4,000 hours or more.  This prestigious award was borne out of President Bush's call for all American to donat 4,000 hours of community service over the course of their lifetime.  The President Lifetime Award is the prestigious volunteer award currently connected to the White House that all Americans can aspire to achieve.  A special pin honors those individuals who have achieved this milestone of service to their community and country.


Jerry Logue
William Tietz
2014 Male
Volunteer of the Year

Judi Brown
Sue McConnell-Riggs
2014 Female
Volunteer of the Year

Kaitlyn Mitchell
Nathan Gilley
2014 Youth
Volunteer of the Year

In addition, awards are presented to registered volunteers who have served throughout the year.


2015 Volunteer Recognition Program "SAVAHCS Volunteers Work Magic"


Summer Youth Recognition

Every year, at the end of our Summer Youth Volunteer Season we have a special recognition event to say “Thank You”!