DIRECTEUR         RON ROLFES, JR          V-1546       GR



(VAVS) Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service

The Forty & Eight, as are most Veterans Organizations, is an active member and participant in the VAVS program.  As part of this program, Voyageurs (called Representatives or Deputy Representatives) represent the Forty and Eight by regularly attending the VAVS Committee meetings at their Local Veteran Administration Medical Centers (VAMC’s). They as well as other Voyageur Volunteers visit the VAMC’s on a regular basis, where they give comfort and assistance to, or just visit with, the hospitalized veterans. VAVS Volunteers are a priceless asset to the Nation’s Veterans and to the Department of Veterans Affairs.   

The Forty & Eight has adopted an additional program for these veterans, called "Keep Those Wheelchairs Rolling."  Under this program, the VAVS Representative (or Deputy Representative) writes a brief letter outlining a "need" of the patients.  These "needs" may cover a project, equipment or comfort and convenience items needed by the hospitalized veterans.  The entries are then judged on the need and benefit to the patients, and those selected receive the item(s) requested, courtesy of the National Box Car Association.





Click Here to View the Winners of the 2018 "Keep the Wheel Chairs Rolling" Contest.


Click Here to view the VAVS/SVH Representative and Deputies Duties and Responsibilities for La Societe

Click Here to view the VAVS Recruitment Presentation using PowerPoint software -Nat'l Directeur Ron Rolfes

Click Here to view or print the VAVS - SVH Certification Form in Adobe PDF format.

Click Here to view or print the Nationale VAVS/SVH Program Standard Operating Procedures.