Like all medical facilities, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, nursing
homes, and clinics need volunteers. These volunteers are needed because many hospitalized
vets have no family or friends, and they are very far from home.
Volunteers perform a wide range of duties. Some enjoy direct contact with patients,
participating in recreational programs and other activities on the wards. Other
volunteers assist the VA's professional staff in several ways that involve little
patient contact. Your role as a volunteer at a VA medical facility can be as basic,
and as important, as just being a friend to a patient in the trying days of illness
DAV and Auxiliary VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) volunteers bring a touch home...a
personal contact with the world outside the hospital walls...the feeling that patients
are remembered, that they're still a part of the community.
No matter what your inclination may be, there's a volunteer role you'll enjoy. Show
our country's hospitalized vets you're grateful for their sacrifices….Volunteer
If you would like to be a volunteer, please
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