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

What is CDCE?

The Orlando VA Healthcare System is grateful for the continued support of volunteers, donors, Veteran Service Organizations, and community partners. Through this generosity we can supplement services and increase the quality of the care to America’s heroes.

The Center for Development and Civic Engagement (CDCE) manages all volunteers, oversees donations, and facilitates community partnerships and related philanthropic engagement. We are proud to be able to advocate for our Veterans’ needs and create meaningful partnerships with our community to better support our Veterans.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the health care system and make our patients’ experiences more enjoyable. Our goal in the CDCE office is to ensure that our volunteer experience at any of our facilities is as rewarding to the volunteer as it is beneficial to the patients, families, visitors, and caregivers.

Volunteers can perform a number of services in both clinical and non-clinical areas. Volunteer’s talents and interests are used to match them to one or more of our available assignments where they would be able to provide the most impact.

The Volunteer Onboarding process includes:

  • Being 14 years or older (minors can contact the CDCE office to discuss Virtual opportunities)
  • Submitting a request to volunteer
  • Completing an application and all necessary screenings (health and background)
  • Completing orientation

The full onboarding process may take 2-3 weeks to complete.

For more information, please contact our CDCE office where you plan to volunteer:

Lake Nona:

Lake Baldwin:


Daytona Beach: 

Corporate, Business, & Group Opportunities

The CDCE office is more than happy to work with groups to discuss volunteer projects, collection drives, events, and donations. We will work together to determine how to best serve our Veterans and meet the needs and skills of your employees, community group, and/or members. This can be a great opportunity for your group to give back to your Veteran community while helping the VA carry out its mission to “Serve those who Served”.

To get started contact our CDCE Office at

Make a donation

Monetary and non-monetary donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our Veterans. It can be used directly for the Veteran or for programs in which the Veterans benefit. When it comes to non-monetary donations our list of needs changes often, so please contact us to discuss accepted donations prior to dropping anything off.

For a current list of needs or to make a monetary donation, please visit  and select Orlando VA Healthcare System (675)

Monetary donations are essential to provide supplemental services to our Veterans. Donated funds may be deposited in our general purpose account for the benefit of Veterans, or may be specified for a particular area:

  • General Purpose for the benefit of patients
  • Social Work Services/Homeless Program
  • Woman Veterans Program
  • Mental Health
  • CLC Recreation Therapy
  • DOM Recreation Therapy
  • Homeless Veterans Recreation Therapy
  • Adaptive Sports
  • Other programs not listed can receive specific (earmarked) donations as well! Contact the CDCE office at for more information.