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Volunteer or donate

You can make a difference when you volunteer at or donate to the VA Cheyenne Healthcare System.

Become a volunteer

Join our volunteer team and help make our Veterans' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers must register with the VA Voluntary Services Office and pass a required background check and health screening. Depending on your assignment, you may need extra training. 

We’ll match your talents with one of our many volunteer opportunities. 

To inquire about becoming a Volunteer, please visit our Volunteer Enrollment Page.

In addition to supporting Veterans in your area, you'll enjoy the following benefits as a VA volunteer: 

  • Free canteen meals ($7 value) during shifts of 4 or more hours
  • Free canteen meals ($14 value) during shifts of 8 or more hours
  • Education opportunities, such as CPR training
  • Free annual tuberculosis test
  • Free annual flu shot

Whatever your interests, Cheyenne health care has volunteer opportunities for you. Below are just some of the ways you can help.  All volunteers must complete a background check.  

Patient care 

  • Adult day health care: Help with patient escort, arts and crafts, exercise programs, and other recreational patient activities.
  • Coffee program: Prepare and serve refreshments.
  • Escort: Escort patients to medical clinics, chapel, barber shop, recreation, and programs.
  • Food and nutrition: Help patients complete or select menus. Open containers, cut food into bite-size portions, and feed patients during meal times.
  • Front desk: Greet outpatients, guests, visitors, and patients' families, answer phones, and transfer calls at the information desk.
  • Library: Help the librarian, help patients use special visual aid equipment, deliver books to patient rooms, and stock book racks.
  • Medical clinics: Visit with patients and run errands.
  • Musicians and guest speakers: Share your talents with our patients
  • Nursing: Help the nursing staff with patient care.
  • Recreation: Help with arts and crafts projects, play bedside games, help on field trips, show bedside movies, and help therapists with activities.
  • Speech and audiology (hearing): Motivate and encourage patients with their assignments.
  • Surgical waiting room: Greet families, serve coffee, meet with medical staff, and provide information to families.

Administrative 

  • Blood bank: Alphabetize paperwork and help with snacks.
  • Canteen: Work in retail store and cafeteria, washing dishes, wiping tables, and filling condiments.
  • Fleet assistance: Take government vehicles for a car wash and interior cleaning.
  • Grounds crew: Help groundskeeper wash equipment, trim landscape, and sweep area.
  • Office assistance: Type, file, answer phones, keep records, enter data, and call patients to remind them about appointments.
  • Pharmacy: Assist the pharmacist and deliver supplies to the patient care units.
  • Radiation therapy: Run errands and escort patients.
  • Radiology: Escort patients and file X-rays.
  • Transportation: Drive patients from their homes to VA medical centers.

Make a donation

Generous donations from people like you help us provide enhanced services to our patients. You can donate online, by mail, or in person.

Coffee & Cookie Donations: We always need commercially made cookies and coffee, creamer, sugar, sweetener, and orange juice (not from concentrate). 

  • Please specify if the cookies and/or coffee are to go to:
  • American Legion coffee cart
  • Emergency room coffee table
  • The Coffee with the Chaplains’ program
  • Bimonthly memorial

Art supplies: These donations are used for the Expressive Arts Program:  canvas, drawing pencils, charcoal, pastels, water color sets & paper, artists’ clay, paint brushes.

Final Salute quilts: Handmade red-white-and blue quilts made specifically for our hospice patients and given to Veterans families upon death of their loved one.  Quilts should be 50 inches by 100 inches.

Craft kits: Kits are distributed to veteran patients to help relieve stress.  Wood and leather kits, beading, models, yarn and painting kits, dream catchers, and sun catchers.

Healing gardens: Healing garden is in need of potting soil, compost and mulch.  Donations of approved plants in the memory of a veteran are very special and will be planted with care. 

Shelter belt: The VA is accepting donations of live trees for our shelter belt.  These donations may also be given in the memory of a veteran.

Recreation therapy: Baking supplies, baking mixes, non-alcoholic beer & wine chips, French Onion dip for Thursday Happy Hours

Other donations accepted:

  • Games with plastic playing pieces
  • Grocery or Walmart gift cards for $20 each
  • Note cards with postage stamps on them
  • Sewing kits
  • Sweatpants and sweatshirts (sizes medium and large in new or in good condition)
  • Telephone calling cards
  • T-shirts, socks, and underwear (must be new)
  • Word search and puzzle books

Contact us

To become a volunteer or schedule a time to drop off your donation, please call or visit us at: 

Angelo Corbin
Voluntary Services Specialist
Cheyenne VAMC
Building 6
2360 East Pershing Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-778-7550 ext. 4790
angelo.corbin@va.gov

Barbara Sowin
Voluntary Services Specialist
Cheyenne VAMC
Building 6
2360 East Pershing Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-778-7550 ext. 7062
barbara.sowin@va.gov

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