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DAV Sonoma County California Chapter 48

Proudly serving U.S. military Veterans in Sonoma County since 1938

A Promise Was Made

With over 1,200 chapters and more than 1 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.

We Help Keep The Promise

Volunteer Drive To Help Veterans

  • Do you have a current valid drivers license?
  • Do you have one day per week available?

Sick and injured veterans in Sonoma County need your help getting to their VA medical appointments. 

Volunteers use VA-provided vehicles to transport patients from their homes to their VA appointments and back. A background check and physical will be required, at no cost.

Click here to learn how to apply to be a volunteer driver or volunteer coordinator for the DAV Transportation Network in Sonoma County.

Help Us To Help Our Veterans

DAV Sonoma County Chapter 48 is an all-volunteer charity, tax-exempt, sub-organization of DAV National, a charity organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Chapter 48 has been providing services at no cost to disabled veterans and their families in Sonoma County since 1938. We also serve neighboring counties (Napa and Mendocino). Our services are made possible through the generosity of our donors and volunteers and the dedication of our members. DAV Chapter 48 is entirely funded by gifts from members and local supporters. 

Every dollar donated to DAV Sonoma County Chapter 48 remains local. Our Chapter serves your family, your friends, your neighbors, your community right here at home. Your gifts will be used to provide direct assistance to Veterans, train our service officers and volunteers, outreach to Veterans about our services, cover our low overhead operating expenses, and so much more. 

Support Disabled Veterans & Their Families

Please support your local DAV. Every Dollar Counts!

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Annually, the organization provides more than 600,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with well over 200,000 benefit claims. In 2018, DAV helped veterans receive more than $20 billion in earned benefits. DAV’s services are offered at no cost to all generations of veterans, their families and survivors. DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.

many ways to give

  • Planned Giving
  • Sponsorships
  • Traditional Giving
  • Electronic Giving
  • Volunteer
  • Vehicle Donation
  • Donate Real Estate
  • One Time Donation
  • Monthly Giving
  • Memorial/Honorary Gifts
  • Stock Gifts
  • Fitness Fundraising
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Gift In-Kind donations (products, services, experiences) for raffles & auctions.
  • Attend our fundraisers
  • Matching Gifts


For local, state, and national resources


Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization.

Volunteerism is a cornerstone of DAV’s continuing mission to provide a lifetime of support to veterans and their families. We invite you to become a volunteer. Volunteers are the heart of our work. Their dedication and contribution is most valuable to us. People make the difference and the change. Their time and energy is what makes our work move forward and expand.

Become an Everyday Hero by volunteering!

become a member

“the more veterans could unite, the more powerful their voice would be”

DAV is an organization of veterans helping veterans. Making positive changes often requires connecting, networking and teambuilding, just as it did for our founders. With each new member, we bring more skills and ideas to the table. We make our voice stronger and can help assure that our legacy will continue for future generations who need it. 

What We Do

  • Locally and nationally.
  • Provide free assistance to veterans of all generations in obtaining VA and other benefits.
  • We link Veterans to services & resources.
  • We host recreational programs, which bring veterans together.
  • We fundraise to help local veterans 

Veteran NEWS

  • Chapter 48 News
  • California Veteran News
  • National Veteran News


Chapter 48 collaborates with other local organizations in order to pool our resources so we can better serve our local Veterans.  We depend on the generosity of our donors, sponsors, and members, who graciously give of their time and/or money,  to help serve those who served.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

~Helen Keller

thank a veteran

Honor a veteran in your life by adding their photo and your personal thank you to the DAV Thank A Vet Mosaid

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