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?
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
- VolunteerMatch. VolunteerMatch is one of the largest databases for connecting nonprofits with volunteers. …
- GiveGab. …
- JustServe. …
- DoSomething.org. …
- Encore.org. …
- International Volunteer HQ. …
- All for Good. …
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.
- Homes for Our Troops. www.homesforourtroops.org. …
- Honor Flight Network. www.honorflight.org. …
- Hope for the Warriors. www.hopeforthewarriors.org. …
- Operation Gratitude. www.operationgratitude.com.
How do I find out what my VA benefits are?
If you have questions:
- Call 1-877-222-VETS (8387)
- Visit the Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) website to search Frequently Asked Questions or ask a question on-line.
- Call 1-800-829-4833, if you are hearing impaired.
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:
- Based on your location and hospital choice, you need to fill out an application form.
- Attend a volunteer orientation session, and go through the health screening test.
- You need to be at least 16 years old to volunteer.
- 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:
- Decide which causes you care about.
- Identify the skills and knowledge you can offer.
- Create a volunteer resume.
- Determine how often you can volunteer.
- Research volunteer opportunities in your community.
- Consider using a volunteer site.