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VA Albany Healthcare System depends on the goodwill of our supporters. You can make a difference when you help us serve our Veterans.

Become a volunteer or donate!

Lend a Helping Hand to America's Veterans: Be a Volunteer!

Volunteers provide a wide range of supplemental support and financial assistance to programs for our veteran patients throughout the year. If you want to volunteer, or just want more information on how you or your organization can help our veteran patients, please be in touch!

The Many Ways To Give

Donation Of Time:
One of the most precious and generous gifts you can give is of your time. We have many positions in our facility that help improve the services and care VA provides and are waiting to be filled by individuals or groups that are willing and able to give of themselves. Contacting Stratton VA's Center for Development and Civic Engagement-Voluntary Services for more information. Some open volunteer assignments include:

  • Van Drivers

  • Red Coat Ambassadors 

  • Administrative/Clerical

  • Compassionate Contact Corp

  • Fisher House

  • Patient Transporter

Monetary and Material Goods:
Our medical center could not provide many of the services for our veterans if it were not for the generosity of people in the community; the veterans service organizations, fraternal organizations, and businesses. Donations of cash and materials supplement the operating budget of the facility and provide for the increasing needs of the veterans we serve. Contacting the Voluntary Service office at the Albany Stratton VAMC will provide you with more information on ongoing programs and projects that need your help. All items must be new and in original packaging or have tags. Recent examples:

  • New Undershirts, briefs & boxers (XXL, XXXL sizes)
  • New Sweatshirts and sweatpants (XXL, XXXL all sizes)
  • Woman’s sports bra’s (all sizes)
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Disposable razors (triple or quad)
  • Stick deodorant (FULL SIZE)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned/Boxed Foods
  • Shampoo/body wash (FULL SIZE)
  • Coffee - regular (cans)
  • Creamora or other brand powdered creamer
  • Sugar and artificial sweetener
  • Gift cards from Walmart, Price Chopper, Target and Hannaford (for emergency purchases of clothing, toiletries and food items)

Make a difference and e-donate today.

For more information about Voluntary Services, visit the VISN2 Volunteer Newsletter Website. 

You can also visit VA's Voluntary Service Home at the Center for Development and Civic Engagement.

Contact:  Albany Stratton VA Voluntary Service Manager, Center for Development and Civic Engagement

Erwin "Dom" Dominguez
Center for Development and Civic Engagement Manager
518-626-5507
Erwin.Dominguez@va.gov