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Volunteer or Donate

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

To donate to Hines VA Hospital, please visit - VISN 12 Donation Form  or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Renee Rouse at

Become a Volunteer at Hines

To become a volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Renee Rouse at or call

The No Veteran Dies Alone Volunteer Program

No Veteran Dies Alone (NVDA) is a volunteer program that provides a reassuring presence to Veterans who would otherwise be alone at the end of life. No Veteran Dies Alone was adapted from a community program first envisioned in 1988 by Sandra Clarke, a critical care nurse in Eugene, Oregon.  The lonely death of one particularly elderly patient led Sandra to the idea of a volunteer companion program for hospital patients who would otherwise die alone.  The program has inspired hospitals around the U.S., including the VA hospital system, to create similar programs. 

Volunteers are contacted as needed to provide bedside vigil for a dying Veteran. Volunteers can also provide supportive visits to Veterans in the Hospice Unit at any time; some volunteers choose to serve on the anniversary of the death of a loved one, others simply choose times that are convenient for them. Visit activities might include reading aloud, playing quiet music, playing games, or just serving as a calming presence.

The NVDA program is coordinated through the Department of Voluntary Service and the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team at Hines. After successful completion of the Voluntary Service process, volunteers will attend a specific orientation for NVDA.

To learn more about the program, please contact the Hines Hospice Unit Social Worker at: .

Application and orientation dates contact the Hines Voluntary Service office at .