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The Center for Development and the Civic Engagement (CDCE) invests in sustainable living for Veterans. Not all wounds are visible and CDCE is dedicated to healing the unseen. We assist with human, financial, and educational resources. With the help of our community, we make sure our Veterans have full lives in and outside their military service. Volunteers assist through acts of service and donations. CDCE facilitates volunteers to reach and uplift all Veterans in need, while creating a chance for people to experience the joy of serving those who have served.

CDCE Staff

Become a volunteer

Volunteers contribute greatly to the enhanced level of care provided to both our inpatients and outpatients. Each volunteer's interests and skills are matched with various needs resulting in enhanced patient-centered care. Each volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments:

Patient escort volunteer

Provide assistance with pushing patients in wheelchairs to their scheduled appointments. Open hours.

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Parking lot golf cart driver

Help outpatients in our large parking areas with access to the medical center or outpatient clinics. To fill this role, you must have a current driver's license, automobile insurance, and pass a physical exam.

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

CLC volunteer

Assist residents in the Community Living Center (CLC) in various ways.

Hours: Open

Environmental Management Service (EMS) volunteer

  • Cleaning staff: Assists with janitorial services as needed

Hours: Open

  • Garden volunteer: Maintains plants and vegetation, involves principles and techniques of plant cultivation
  • Linen volunteer: Folding and replenishing linen needs for Veterans and health care staff

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) volunteer

Offer after hours companionship to residents in our wards.

Hours: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Mail room assistant

Complete mail room projects and deliver mail to medical center, outpatient clinic, or administrative departments.

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Red coat concierge

Greet Veterans as they enter the building. Offer insight on department locations as well as calling for elevators.

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Veteran Wish List

Please see the attached wish list for more ways you can help support our Veterans.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to vhasfcvolunteeronboarding@va.gov. Include in your email how you would like to help our Veterans, what special skills you want to use and the days/times of the week you are available to volunteer. Once a position is identified then we provide you the application and explain our process.

All volunteers must have a current TB test and complete background checks prior to placement. Volunteers must be at least 14-years old.

Contact

Phone: 415-750-2144

Email: VHASFCVolunteerOnboarding@va.gov

Learn more about Center for Development and Civic Engagement (formerly the Office of Voluntary Service)