• Continue reading Veterans volunteer to help seniors stay in their homes

    February 5, 2021

    Volunteers across America help Veterans in their homes. The Choose Home initiative lets Veterans at risk of moving into a nursing home or other institution stay in their home. And make new friends.

  • Continue reading VA employees volunteer to answer nation’s call

    January 7, 2021

    Since the start of the pandemic, over 1,000 VA staff have volunteered for more than 3,700 deployments to support Veterans and civilians in the most hard-hit areas of the country in response to COVID-19.

  • Continue reading VA Youth Volunteer of the Year 2020: “I’m here to help other people”

    January 3, 2021

    Serena Parmar has volunteered more than 400 hours over four years at Columbia VA. The Knights of Columbus recognized her as VA Youth Volunteer of the Year 2020.

  • Continue reading Partnership feeds 500 Veterans over holidays

    December 5, 2020

    A special partnership helped feed 500 Veterans and families in Salt Lake City. An army of volunteers handed out holiday meals donated by the community. A Veteran was glad he was still remembered.

  • Continue reading Student volunteer earns multiple scholarships

    November 5, 2020

    Tiffany Pham spent summers at VA as a student volunteer. “Such a great experience to have the opportunity to work in a professional environment.” She’s off to college with a $100,000 scholarship.

  • Continue reading Service awards salute Volunteer Service

    November 1, 2020

    Four volunteers at the Columbia VA Health Care System (VAHCS) were recently recognized for selflessly volunteering for a combined total of more than 26,000 hours serving Veterans.

  • Continue reading VA staff volunteer around the country in times of need

    October 27, 2020

    VA supports employees who want to volunteer their time through flexible scheduling, paid time off and a program to help the nation in emergencies.

  • Continue reading VA volunteer Barbara Abbey awarded national honor

    September 18, 2020

    VA volunteer Barbara Abbey was named the winner of a national AARP contest saluting Volunteers across America. Working Monday through Friday, she has volunteered over 1,000 hours so far this year.

  • Continue reading VA welcoming back volunteers – with safeguards

    August 12, 2020

    VA medical facilities are expanding services and will welcome back our volunteers gradually with several safeguards. We’ve created new volunteer roles, adapted some, and continue to pause others.

  • Continue reading Youth volunteer steps up during pandemic

    July 29, 2020

    Brooke Jackowski wanted to do her part to help Veterans. She currently serves as a screener to safeguard the health of those entering our facility and has dedicated 235 hours of volunteer service.

  • Continue reading VA Voluntary Services strikes big with Bowlers to Veterans Link donation

    June 23, 2020

    Bowlers to Veterans Link non-profit recently donated $100K to VA. The funds were used to support VA's Compassionate Care Corps and tele-yoga programs for Veterans.

  • Continue reading Picture of humility: Navy Veteran volunteers at National Veterans Wheelchair Games

    May 1, 2020

    Since 2012, Tom Connelly has donated his time and talents as a volunteer photographer at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.