Frequent question: How do I volunteer at the VA?

How can I volunteer to help veterans in my area?

Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service

To view volunteer projects in the area, volunteer, or donate, go to www.volunteer.va.gov/unitedweserve.asp. For more information or to volunteer for one of the programs listed above, go to www.volunteer.va.gov/ or call (800) 827-1000.

What do volunteers do at the VA?

Community Assistance

Assist Veteran patients by augmenting staff with end of life care programs, foster care, community-based volunteer programs, hospital wards, nursing homes, and Veteran outreach centers.

How do I find local volunteer work?

Want to Give Your Time? Check These 20 Websites for Volunteer Opportunities

  1. VolunteerMatch. VolunteerMatch is one of the largest databases for connecting nonprofits with volunteers. …
  2. GiveGab. …
  3. JustServe. …
  4. DoSomething.org. …
  5. Encore.org. …
  6. International Volunteer HQ. …
  7. All for Good. …
  8. Catchafire.

How do I get involved in helping veterans?

Or you can volunteer to assist with mock interviews, fundraising, career counseling or outreach to veterans and their spouses.

  1. Homes for Our Troops. www.homesforourtroops.org. …
  2. Honor Flight Network. www.honorflight.org. …
  3. Hope for the Warriors. www.hopeforthewarriors.org. …
  4. Operation Gratitude. www.operationgratitude.com.

How do I find out what my VA benefits are?

If you have questions:

  1. Call 1-877-222-VETS (8387)
  2. Visit the Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) website to search Frequently Asked Questions or ask a question on-line.
  3. Call 1-800-829-4833, if you are hearing impaired.
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What are examples of volunteering?

Volunteer For Things in Your Community:

  • Volunteer at your local library.
  • Volunteer to chaperone a field trip.
  • Volunteer with a local nonprofit.
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter.
  • Volunteer at a community center.
  • Volunteer as a lifeguard.
  • Volunteer to be a crossing guard.
  • Volunteer to do social media for a local org.

How do I volunteer at a local hospital?

Hospital volunteer requirements:

  1. Based on your location and hospital choice, you need to fill out an application form.
  2. Attend a volunteer orientation session, and go through the health screening test.
  3. You need to be at least 16 years old to volunteer.
  4. You have to declare criminal record if you have any.

How do I start volunteering?

Here are the steps you can take to volunteer in your community:

  1. Decide which causes you care about.
  2. Identify the skills and knowledge you can offer.
  3. Create a volunteer resume.
  4. Determine how often you can volunteer.
  5. Research volunteer opportunities in your community.
  6. Consider using a volunteer site.
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