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Volunteer or donate

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

Become a volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are available for adults. Volunteers can work with patients or behind the scenes to help the VA run smoothly.

Volunteers are required to serve 60 hours in a given year. All new volunteers are required to complete an application, be vaccinated against COVID and the flu, allow us to run background checks and agree to be fingerprinted.

When accepted, new volunteers work with Voluntary Service staff to match to an assignment and complete the volunteer training orientation. Staff in the assignment areas provide additional training and orientation as needed.

Volunteer opportunities will be available for youth ages14-17 during the summer. More information will come out in the spring.


Make a donation

Thank you for generously supporting the Veterans at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center!

Your contributions help with Veterans' experience and aid in their wellness and recovery.

100% of donations benefit Veterans and are tax deductible. As a donor, you may specify how you would like your contribution to be used in support of Veterans.


Please call Voluntary Service at 414-384-2000, ext. 41803

How to make a material donation in person

Some donors prefer to make monetary contributions to the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, and others prefer to donate goods needed by Veterans. We accept donations at our facility, 5000 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53295.

Your material donations are used to support Veterans at our medical center.

For more information on donating materials, or to schedule a time to drop off your donation, please contact Voluntary Services at:

Phone: 414-384-2000, ext. 41803


Wish List for VA Baby Shower

The Milwaukee VA hosts baby showers twice a year for our expectant or new moms and is seeking donations for these events. We are seeking the items below. 

Call Voluntary Services at 414-384-2000, ext. 41803, before you make a purchase to confirm if the item(s) still is needed.

  1. Retail store gift cards (any amount) used to purchase any items still needed.
  2. Tote bin with lid - 18 gallon (Qty 16) used to place gifts in to give to mothers.
  3. Baby hanging rattle toys, colorful animal bell soft baby sensory rattles with teether- 4 pack (Qty.5)
  4. Soft baby cloth book, crinkle elephant fabric infant book (Qty.16)
  5. Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker- Jungle blocks, portable baby rocking chair (Qty. 5)
  6. Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick & Play Piano Gym, green gender neutral (Qty. 5)
  7. Vtech GearZooz 2-in-1 Jungle Friends Gear Park (Qty. 5)
  8. Bright Starts Jungle Vines Comfy Baby Bouncer with Vibrating Infant Seat, Toy Bar and Taggies, elephant and sloth plush baby toys (Qty. 5)
  9. Shynerk baby car mirror (Qty.16)
  10. Baby safety kit, 58-pack baby proofing essentials kit (Qty.14)
  11. Stove knob covers 5+1 pack (Qty. 5)
  12. Elephant water pump baby shower head (Qty. 5)
  13. Skip Hop Moby baby bath essential set, gray (Qty. 5)
  14. Boppy nursing pillow and positioner (Qty.15)
  15. Instant warmer baby bottle warmer, Kisdream formula maker (Qty. 5)
  16. HoMedics white noise sound machine, battery or adapter charging (Qty.16)
  17. 4 in 1 baby carrier 8-32 lbs. (Qty.16)
  18. Zoo animal squirt bathtub toy (Qty.16)
  19. 4-in-1 jumbo baby activity gym and ball pit sloth (Qty. 5)
  20. Safari bamboo infant swaddle blankets (Qty.15)
  21. Towel and washcloths set, elephants (Qty.16)
  22. Graco Pack 'N Play On The Go Playard, Kagen (Qty.15)
  23. Custom onesie, size 12 months, saying: My Mommy is a HERO and with military branch emblems (Qty.16)

Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center Wish List

Our Wish List shows what items are needed by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center and how you can help.