If you’re looking to give back this holiday season, we offer several meaningful opportunities to show support for our Veterans. If you’re a job-seeker interested in VHA, volunteering is a great way to get involved and get familiar with our organization. We currently have an amazing team of volunteers who work together to show our Veterans just how much we appreciate their service. With several ways to participate, there are plenty of ways to get involved and give back.

Current Students: If you’re a student, join our Student Volunteer Program and receive invaluable experience for college and job applications. You’ll even be eligible for The James H. Parke Memorial Youth Scholarship Award.

Organizations: If you’re already in the workforce, you can participate in our Company-Sponsored Volunteer Program. We’ll tailor programs for your company, so existing skills can be put to use in rewarding ways.

Specialized Volunteering: There are even more ways to help America’s Veterans and give back to the community:

  • Homeless Outreach: If you’d like to help homeless Veterans live as independently as possible, you might be interested in volunteering with our VA Homeless Veterans Program.
  • Cemetery Administration: Our VA National Cemetery Administration honors veterans with final resting places that commemorate their service to our nation.
  • Transportation to VHA: The Volunteer Transportation Network provides transportation for Veterans seeking treatment from a VA facility.
  •  Welcome Home: The VA Welcome Home Celebrations initiative sponsors events around the country for returning military service members and their families. Find out how to get involved with our special programs and initiatives here.

We appreciate our Veterans year-round, but the holiday season is a wonderful time to get involved. Everyone can do something to show Veterans how much we appreciate their service. To honor their bravery and patriotism, learn more about specific volunteer opportunities at your local VA Medical Center. To make a career out of giving back, consider bringing your talents to  VA. Check out available positions at your local VA facility.





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Published on Dec. 26, 2017

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  1. William Musser January 2, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    I am interested in working in the Homeless or welcome home area. Columbus, Ohio area.

  2. Jose grimaldo December 30, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Hello my name is Jose grimaldo I’m a navy veteran and would love to volunteer for the VA.

  3. Lily Heagy December 29, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    I am interested in volunteering for homeless veterans. Please let me know how I can be of help.

  4. Ira Kest December 29, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    To whom it may concern,

    Good day. I have honorably served our nation for over 25 years. I would like to continue serving by volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery. Can you please email any information about this opportunity. Thank you for your time.

    Ira Kest, TSgt. USAF Retired

  5. Robert Lund December 29, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    The organization that I work with the Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Assoication has a show each year in Strongsville, OH on March 10 -11, 2018. At that show we had a Wounded Warrior working with our accomplished decoy makers learning how to make a hunting decoy. We also welcomed any one that would like to watch and learn the benefits of wood carving waterfowl decoys, song birds, hawks and even fish.

    We would welcome any veteran to learn to the benefits of wood carving and painting waterfowl decoys or decorative birds.
    I have carved for many years and gives me a outlet to develop skills in carving and painting is a great therapy and a get away from stress for many of us.

    We invite you to look at our website and see what the organization represents. It is a 501 C non profit. We would welcome those veterans to contact us or come to the show.

  6. Richard A Gartrell December 29, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I would happy volunteer. I am Us Army Vietnam veteran located in Irvine/NEWPORT Beach area. Please give me some options.

    • Gary Hicks December 29, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      You can find opportunities at your nearest here: : https://www.volunteer.va.gov/directory/index.asp

      Here is a random list from a Kansas facility:

      Examples of volunteer assignments benefiting the facility and our patients:

      Volunteer Transportation
      Office Assistance
      Pharmacy Assistant
      Appointment Reminder Caller
      Patient Escort
      Mobile Coffee Cart
      Clothing Bank
      Recreation Assistant
      Ward Helper

  7. Kenneth Nolla December 29, 2017 at 11:03 am

    I would be honored to volunteer for the holidays and New Years. My name is Kenneth Nolla, I can be reached at (redacted). Semper Fidelis!

  8. Penny Sue Cacoulidis December 29, 2017 at 10:45 am

    If your VA has your Volunteer app for 4 months and it never gets to security then you can not volunteer! So I have looked elsewhere as opposed to working with our VA’s

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