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Volunteer or donate

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

Become a volunteer

Volunteers are the heartbeat of VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System and they help make our Veterans' visits more enjoyable.

Join our volunteer team and experience the rewards of helping our nation’s heroes. We’ll match your talents with one of our many fulfilling volunteer opportunities.

To become a volunteer, fill out an application and email to A volunteer specialist will contact you to schedule an interview.

For more information contact the Development & Civic Engagement Office at or

Benefits of volunteering

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

  • Free Canteen meals during shifts of four or more hours
  • Free parking at your volunteer facility 
  • Educational opportunities
  • Free annual flu shots
  • Career exploration

Make a donation

Generous donations from people like you help us provide enhanced services to Veterans receiving care. You can make a monetary donation by mail, or drop off a donation of materials to one of our main campuses.

Attn: Development & Civic Engagement Office (formerly known as Voluntary Service)
10701 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Donation suggestion

Below is a list of  in-kind and monetary donations that can help support patients at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, the Cleveland VA Fisher House and VA Outpatient Clinics in Northeast Ohio.

Gift Cards

  • Gas
  • VA Canteen Books
  • Restaurants
  • Grocery/retail stores
  • VISA/Mastercard


  • Winter Jackets (all sizes)
  • Sweat shirts/pants (all sizes-no drawstrings)
  • Scarves/gloves/hats
  • T-shirts (all-sizes)
  • Underwear (all sizes)
  • Tennis shoes Sizes 9-13

Personal Care Items

  • Disposable Safety Razors
  • Toothpaste
  • Tooth Brush
  •  Alcohol-free Lotion
  • Shaving Cream or Gel
  • Deodorant (men/women)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Combs/Brushes

Entertainment & comfort items

  • Interactive Electronic Games
  • Arts and Crafts Supplies
  • Ink Pens & Small/Large Size Notepads
  • RTA bus passes (All-day and Paratransit)