Many combat-wounded veterans that leave the military often require extensive help in order to adjust to the dramatic changes that have taken place in their lives. Volunteering just a small portion of your time means a great deal to those who have given so much for all of us. You can help by:
- Running errands for a disabled veteran or his/her spouse;
- Taking a wounded veteran to and from medical appointments;
- Mentoring or tutoring a veteran or their caregiver who want to develop new skills for job training;
- Organizing a community civic organization breakfast or luncheon to raise money and create awareness about the needs of our disabled veterans;
- Providing food or housing for families of wounded troops who are recuperating or rehabilitating far from home.
- Volunteer for a community event – Click here to learn more about our events.
If there’s a wounded service member in your community who needs help, click here to contact us by e-mail or by phone at (888) 447-2588.
Volunteering at a Department of Veterans Affairs Facility
Without the help of volunteers, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) could not provide the quality of health care it offers America’s veterans who have been wounded in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Men and women of all ages serve as volunteer partners on the team of health care providers assigned to each veteran. Some bring skills and knowledge, while others bring a desire to explore and learn.
Many come with a gift for working directly with patients while others bring dependability to assignments behind the scenes. All come bearing the greatest gift of all – themselves.
As a VA volunteer, you will experience the gratitude and recognition of VA staff, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our nation’s disabled and hospitalized veterans.