Volunteer recognition and appreciation are important elements of the BVA Volunteer Service Program. Accordingly, the BVA National Board of Directors established the David L. Schnair Volunteer Service Award.
David L. Schnair was one of the early members of the Blinded Veterans Association and served as a BVA volunteer for 47 years. Mr. Schnair also served in the BVA National Office and Regional Group Officer positions and was BVA's Director of District for many years. Mr. Schnair died in 1993, and in view of his total commitment to BVA and to helping blinded veterans, a volunteer award bearing his name is certainly fitting.
The award may be given to any BVA member or Auxiliary member who has provided at least one year of consistent and outstanding service as a BVA volunteer. Regional Group Presidents should submit a letter to the BVA Field Service Representative and the National Field Service Director, by letter or email, of volunteers recommended for the award.