Elks pledge "So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them." The Elks National Veterans Service Commission takes that pledge one step further, and promises service to our nation's veterans and military members, with a special focus on service to those in need.
Thousands of Elks volunteers give generously of their time, energy and resources to serve veterans and military members each day, to ensure that pledge is not an idle one.
Today, our volunteers provide direct service to veterans in more than 330 facilities each month. Through our grants to Elks Lodges, we connect with veterans and military members in their communities, providing them with services where they live. We help veterans rehabilitate and thrive through adaptive sports programs and therapy kits. And our Welcome Home initiative is reaching out to some of our most vulnerable veterans: those who are experiencing homelessness.
The Veteran Volunteer of the Year Award honors those who have demonstrated outstanding service to veterans and military members in need. We award up to two winners per state every year in recognition of these impressive volunteers.
Take a look at all of the individuals we've recognized since the Veterans Service Volunteer of the Year program began. Congratulations to each and every one!
Know someone who qualifies? Nominate them! Complete this Veteran Volunteer of the Year nomination form and send it to your State Veterans Chair, Martin Harbolt.
We will also be accepting nominations during the February Convention.
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