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Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center depends on the goodwill of our supporters. You can make a difference when you help us serve our Veterans.

Become a volunteer

Join our volunteer team and experience the rewards of helping our nation’s Veterans. We’ll match your talents with one of our many volunteer opportunities. To become a volunteer, call or visit our Center for Development and Civic Engagement (CDCE) (formerly called Voluntary Service Office):

CDCE Service Office
Main Entrance
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Volunteer benefits

As a VA volunteer, you’ll support Veterans in your area, meet interesting people, and gain valuable experience in a health care setting. You’ll also enjoy benefits like: 

  • Free annual vaccines such as Flu, Covid, Pneumonia, and Tuberculosis shots
  • Free annual physicals for drivers
  • Free parking, and canteen meals during shifts of 4 hours or more
  • Job skills development


Volunteer opportunities

Whatever your interests, we have volunteer opportunities that are right for you. Here are some of the ways you can help:

  • Transport Office - Getting patients to medical clinics, chapel, recreation, and programs within the hospital.
  • Ambassador/Coffee Desk - Greet outpatients, guests, visitors, and patients' families with a cup of coffee and a snack, answer phones, and transfer calls at the information desk.
  • Patient Appointment Reminder Calling – Call patients to remind them of their appointments.
  • Compassionate Contact Corps. – Providing daily calls to those who live alone to check in and provide comfort.
  • Volunteer Transportation Network – Drivers needed to bring Veteran’s without transportation to the medical center and community appointments. Courtesy van drivers to transport patients back and forth on facility grounds.
  • Honor Guard – Join your local Veteran Service Organization to provide service to attend funeral services in honor of our fallen Veterans.

*Other assignments not listed here may also be available.  If you’re interested in volunteering, or if you have special skills to offer, please contact us so we can discuss how you can best help our Veterans. 

While some volunteer assignments must be performed at specific times, most are flexible and can fit your schedule. We also have special short-term projects. 

Make a donation

Donations from people like you help us provide more services to our Veterans. We accept cash donations as well as physical items our Veterans need. You can donate online, by mail, or in person. All donations are tax-deductible. Please contact your local CDCE Service Office to arrange to drop off any large items.

Donating is just a click away now that VA medical centers accept donations online. You just need a major credit card, debit card, checking account, or savings account.

The service provides a quick, safe way for you to pledge your support to Veterans online. You choose the medical center, the amount, and the voluntary program you’d like to help. And there are no extra fees to use the secure website, so every penny of your donation goes to help Veterans.

Donate online at Volunteer Now  

Please send a check payable to HWWVAMC Huntington to: 

Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center (581)
Center for Development and Civic Engagement (CDCE) Service Office (135)
1540 Spring Valley Drive, Huntington, WV 25704

Some people prefer to give money while others would rather donate specific items needed by our Veterans. We’re grateful for all donations.

Our Veterans appreciate:

  • Personal care items
  • New clothing, socks, and underwear
  • Books, puzzles, games, and art supplies
  • Lap robes and blankets
  • Kitchen supplies
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Food items such as store-bought cookies, snack cakes, and any packaged food and drinks. (we regret to inform you that we cannot accept home-baked goods)

Please contact the CDCE Service Office if you have any questions about donations.

Contact us

For more information on donating items or to schedule a time to drop off your donation, please contact our CDCE service office:

CDCE Service Office
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET