Volunteers for Veterans Being Recognized

veteranvolunteerFrom the latest newsletter put out by the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs, the department is interested in recognizing the excellent volunteer efforts that Iowa citizens provide to veterans. They are asking for nominations. If you know of an individual who has gone above and beyond for Iowa veterans, please nominate them for recognition!

Send a letter to IDVA outlining the volunteer’s efforts, including their mailing address, and IDVA will send them a certificate honoring them. Nominations should be made for volunteer efforts, not for performing the duties of an individual’s employment. Nomination letters can be sent to:

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs
c/o Jill Joseph, Volunteer Nomination
7105 NW 70th Ave
Camp Dodge Bldg A6A
Johnston, IA 50131 – 1824

Or they can be emailed to jill.joseph@iowa.gov.

There is no end date for submissions, they can be received all year long. The department would love to have more nominations, so make sure to take a quick minute to help someone who deserves recognition for the volunteer effort get that recognition.

If anyone is interested in volunteering for veterans, plenty of opportunities are available. You can volunteer at your local County Veterans Services Office, the Iowa Veterans Cemetery, or the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. County Office contact information can be found at https://www.iowava.org/counties/index.html or by calling 800-838-4692. The Veterans Cemetery can be contacted at vetcemetery@idva.state.ia.us or 515-996-9048. And the Iowa Veterans Home Volunteer Services office can be reached at 641-753-4406.