Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Volunteer at a Veteran’s Hospital


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 and therapy.

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 today!

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