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Volunteer or donate (Center for Development and Civic Engagement (CDCE) )

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

Volunteer or Donate

VA Portland Health Care System depends on the goodwill of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America's heroes.

(See online donation details at the bottom of this web page)


Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the Medical Center and help make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers can perform a number of services, and a volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments including;

Volunteer Van Drivers 

Help pick-up outpatients receiving chemotherapy, dialysis, radiation therapy, and other outpatient appointments. To fill this role, you must have a current drivers license and automobile insurance and pass a physical exam. Hours: 7 a.m. to noon, or noon to 5 p.m.

Guest Shuttle Drivers (Vancouver Campus)

Help outpatients in our large parking areas with access to the Vancouver Campus. To fill this role, you must have a current driver's license. Hours: 8 a.m. to noon, or noon to 3:30 p.m.

Office Assistant Volunteer 

Help different medical or administrative offices in the medical center. Duties include filing, answering phones, and greeting and directing patients. Hours: 8 a.m. to noon, or noon to 4 p.m.

To volunteer, call or visit the VAPORHCS Voluntary Service 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.

Donation Needs

(As of October 2023)

Please call Voluntary Service to arrange the delivery/receipt of donated items.

Voluntary Service Donation Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Donations can also be mailed directly to Voluntary Service.

Voluntary Service at the Portland and Vancouver Campuses will continue accepting monetary donations thru mail, or e-donate.

Thank you in advance for your contributions and we appreciate all you do in supporting our Veterans.

Current Needs:


  • New Sweats/T-shirts up to size 4XL
  • Coats/Gloves
  • Men’s new sweatshirts all sizes
  • Men’s new boxers/briefs in all sizes up to 42
  • Wet weather gear
  • Backpacks
  • Sleeping bags

Other items

  • Tri-met & C-Tran passes
  • Coffee
  • Lap robes/Quilts
  • Neck Pillows
  • Word find/puzzle books (not accepting puzzles at this time)
  • Back Scratchers
  • Reading Glasses (variety of strengths)
  • Lap robes 50”x60”/Quilts
  • Bereavement Quilts – red, white and blue fabric, size 5’x7’ or 6’x7’, must have batting, quilted or hand tied
  • Neck Pillows horseshoe or bone shaped accepted

Where to donate:

Please mail to:        

                               Voluntary Service (P4VOL)
                               3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road
                               Portland, OR 97239       

Contact Us

Center for Development and Civic Engagement (CDCE)  (formerly Voluntary Service)
Building 101, ground floor, room 115


Outside Portland/Vancouver Metro Area: , ext. 55042