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Volunteer or donate

You can make a difference when you volunteer at or donate to the Alexandria VA Health Care System. Learn how your support helps us serve Veterans.

Become a volunteer

 Volunteers provide many important functions throughout our facilities, and help make our patients' stay more enjoyable.  Volunteers can perform a number of services; talents are closely matched to one of our many assignments such as volunteer van drivers, patient volunteers and hospitality greeter.

To volunteer call the Center for Development and Civic Engagement/Voluntary Service Office at .  We will be happy to take your application and talk about how you can help our heroes.

Cash donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our Veteran patients and cover:

  • Hygiene products
  • Refreshment supplies
  • Recreational activities

Non-cash donations are used to make our patients' stays more enjoyable.  Accepted items include:

  • Magazines (dated within the past year)
  • Books (fiction/non-fiction/puzzle/sodoku/word search)
  • Coffee and cookies
  • Sugar free candy
  • Fresh fruit

Contact the Center for Development and Civic Engagement/Voluntary Service office at  to make a cash or non-cash donation.

Sending a card or gift to a Veteran patient

To send a card or gift to an inpatient Veteran at the hospital or our Community Living Center:

Patient Name, room number
c/o Alexandria VA Medical Center
P.O. Box 69004
Alexandria, LA 71306-9004