Individual Volunteer Award
Staff Sergeant Bob Daly
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Pennsylvania, New Jersey
The park calls him an instrumental advocate for encouraging volunteerism with the National Park Service. Wounded Warrior volunteer Bob Daly, a Staff Sergeant in the Pennsylvania National Guard, put in more than 40 hours a week at Delaware Water Gap last year, logging more than 1,800 hours of service.
Daly has been involved in almost every aspect of park support - welcoming visitors and sharing park information, maintaining trails, marking boundaries, assisting in the motor pool, painting, and general maintenance.
Wherever there was a need, say park managers, there was Daly, ready to fill in the gap, with an outstanding attitude and willingness to be involved. His contributions to the park's volunteer program are noted as a model for both the community and other staff members. Daly has participated in volunteer recruitment fairs and was featured in a three-minute television interview encouraging volunteerism. He is a strong advocate for more active involvement amongst wounded warriors in national parks, saying his work with the park was key to his healing process.