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Volunteer or donate

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

Become a volunteer

Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the facility and help make our patients' stay more enjoyable. To volunteer, call or visit the Community Relations Office. We will be happy to receive your application or discuss how you can help us in our mission to provide comfort and care to America's Veterans.

To make a donation in person, please contact the Community Relations office at to schedule a time.

Cash donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our veteran patients, including:

  • cable television for patient rooms 
  • patient education support
  • special events
  • arts and crafts

Non-cash contributions are used to enhance our patients' stay and to support our homeless Veterans. 

Items which are currently needed, include:

  • Large print word search, sudoku and crossword books.
  • Coloring books for adults with large pictures
  • Reading glasses, all strengths
  • New winter coats, size large and above (new with tags)
  • Men's winter gloves, size large and above

You can donate online here.

To donate by check, make checks payable to the Madison VA Hospital at 2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison, WI 53705, ATTN: Comm. Relations 135.