VA Center for Development and Civic Engagement
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If you want to support Veterans, but don't have time, donating is a great way to make a difference.
Since 1987, VA has partnered with VSOs to provide transportation for Veterans.
Volunteers are a priceless asset to the Nation’s Veterans
and to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- In Fiscal Year 2019, over 61,000 Volunteers served more than 9.2 Million Volunteer Hours. Individuals and partnering organizations gave over $99 Million in Gifts and Donations. Savings to VA - more than $332 Million!
What's Your Why?
WHY would you want to be a VA Volunteer? One of the most important benefits of volunteering is the opportunity to explore and fulfill your passions. For many volunteers, that passion is serving Veterans. For others, their “why” is the chance to explore a new career field. For some, they like feeling like they are investing in an activity that is making a difference in their community.
Serving Veterans Amid a Global Pandemic
VA is grateful for the continued response to help America’s heroes during this global pandemic. Please be aware VA continues to engage volunteers in essential assignments and accept donations under new protocols that will ensure only safe, compliant materials enter our supply chain.
The Center for Development and Civic Engagement (CDCE) is following revised protocols in accepting volunteers and donations during the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic. All donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) (i.e., masks, gloves, gowns, face shields) must be evaluated and approved by a medical center director-appointed infection control committee designee or group, before entering the facility supply chain.
All donations of handmade masks should also be evaluated by the appointee identified above, and if approved the items must be sanitized and distributed with direction as to their use, with explicit clarification that handmade masks are not considered PPE.
All donations will be processed through CDCE in accordance with VHA Directive 4721 to ensure consistent tracking and acknowledgment of COVID-19 donations.
More about VA's COVID-19 Response Plan »