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Volunteer or donate

Find out how to make a donation or become a volunteer at VA White River Junction Healthcare System, and learn more about how your support helps us serve Veterans.

Become a volunteer

White River Junction VA Healthcare System depends on the goodwill of donors and volunteers who want to give something back to America's heroes. Volunteers provide much-needed help throughout the health care system and make patients' experiences more enjoyable. Many different volunteer opportunities are available, and each volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our assignments.

Volunteer at our health care facility

                215 North Main Street, White River Junction, Vermont

By volunteering at a VA health care facility, you'll provide critical support to our nation's heroes. 

Volunteer as a driver

Many sick and disabled Veterans lack transportation to and from VA medical facilities, and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) operates a nationwide transportation network to meet this need. DAV and auxiliary volunteers drive Veterans to and from VA hospitals and clinics, helping people get the care they deserve.

White River Junction, Vermont Healthcare System, and the DAV work to provide transportation for Veterans to and from WRJ VAMC for scheduled medical appointments.

Currently, the DAV has approximately 20 vans serving the State of Vermont and four NH Counties that transport Veterans to and from White River Junction VAMC.  Each month, approximately 400 Veterans receive DAV transportation.

Become a volunteer driver

To learn more about becoming a DAV driver, contact Jeff Snow, DAV Coordinator.

Phone: 802-295-9363 x5394

 

 Volunteer opportunities for youth (Post Pandemic)

Our Nation's Veterans have given so much to preserve our freedom, and volunteering at VA is a great way to serve them with gratitude and thanks. Volunteers in the Spirit of Summer Youth Volunteer Experience help in the following ways:

  • Directing patients within VA facilities 
  • Helping in clinics

In addition, they meet fantastic people, learn new skills, and have fun!

Contact the Center for Development and Civic Engagement/Voluntary Service

Phone: 802-296-5190

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 at the WRJ VT VAMC campus.

Donate by mail

If you'd like to make a monetary donation to WRJ VT VAMC, please send a check (payable to "WRJ VA") to the following address:

White River Junction VA Medical Center
Center for Dev & Civic Engagement/Voluntary Service (135C)
215 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT  05009

How to make a material donation in person

Your material donations are used to support programs at our main campus or one of our Community Out-based Clinics located in Bennington, VT; Burlington, VT; Brattleboro, VT; Newport, VT; Rutland, VT; Keene, NH; Littleton, NH: 

For more information on donating materials, or to schedule a time to drop off your donation, please contact Karen Campbell or Stacey Wright-Hodge.

Phone:  802-296-5190

 

Needed materials

The following items and services have been identified by staff and patients as valuable additions to our commitment to providing comfort and recreation to hospitalized Veterans and to Veterans involved with the VA outpatient services. 

Potential donors are asked to contact the Voluntary Service Office by calling 802-296-5190 (local) or 1-866-687-8387 ext. 5392 (toll free) to discuss donations.  Please call prior to making any donation to ensure the item is still needed.  We have limited space at the facility and cannot store excess items.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Personal care

Comfort items:  men’s basic toiletries, men’s sweatpants, and sweatshirts sizes Lg – 3XL, unisex reader glasses in all strengths

Entertainment items:  such as adult craft kits, activity books

Handmade face covers:  hospitals must continue to use until further notice

Women’s Center Support:  department store gift cards in low value increments such as $20 each

Homeless Veteran Support:  department store and gas gift cards in low value increments such as $20 each

Donate money or time

If you would like to volunteer to donate your time, or some financial assistance, please visit the VA Voluntary Service Volunteer or Donate Page.

 

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