Since our founding in 1890, DAR members have worked tirelessly to promote historic preservation, patriotism and educational ideals in communities across this nation and in overseas chapters. To help highlight the DAR service organization mission, members are encouraged to perform and record their volunteer service efforts. Through Service to America we hope to demonstrate the DAR’s widespread significant impact in our communities.
DAR members are working toward the goal of 19 million hours of community service.
The Service to America initiative encourages members to become involved in community service to discover the rewards of volunteerism, to demonstrate the positive volunteer opportunities associated with DAR members to others and to help make their local communities a better, more friendly place. DAR members are giving back to their communities in appreciation for the nation they love!
With a 19 million hours goal in mind, members are challenged to discover the impact they make in their local communities by performing all types of community service.
Members volunteer with veterans at their local VA hospitals, make care packages for troops stationed overseas, clean up local parks, work at homeless shelters and food banks, among many other service activities.