Veterans Administration Voluntary Service
Detachment Participation Awards and Stipend

The Department VAVS Awards are based on the quantity and quality of the Detachment's VAVS program based on the information provided on the Detachment Participation Report submitted to the VAVS Chairman. Plaques will be awarded for first, second and third place recipients in each category and certificates for all detachments that submit the form by the final deadline The stipends are handed out twice a year: at the winter Department staff meeting and at the Department Convention for those detachments submitting the Detachment Participation Reports for the reporting period.


Detachment Participation Report Form

The Department VAVS forms have been updated and are the only forms that will be accepted after March 16th, 2013. Link to the VAVS Participation Report Forms in the Forms Repository by CLicking Here. Forms can be filled out online and printed for delivery via regular mail or emailed to the VAVS Chairman directly at Forms can also be printed out and filled in legibly and then mailed to:
Joseph Kier
VAVS Chairman
2201 Rebecca Drive
Hatfield, PA 19440


Mary Cody Award

Presented to any Department of Pennsylvania volunteer for outstanding participation. Recommendations may be submitted at any time by letter or email up to the deadline to the Dept VAVS Chairman. (see address and email above) Recommendation letters or emails need to be an accurate description of the service the volunteer has performed and why you think they deserve consideration for the award.

Mary Cody, a Woman Marine, and wife of Past Department of Pennsylvania and National Commandant Pat Cody, was a long time volunteer. This award was established in memory of her long and distinguished service.



Reports: First and Second quarters by January 1st, Third and Fourth quarter by June 1st.
Submission of the Mary Cody Award by June 1st.

For information on the MCL National VAVS Program and for information on certifying or recertifying Representatives and Deputies to a specific VA Hospital, click here.

National Veteran Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS)