Thursday, March 13, 2008

The VA is Asking for Volunteers

The VA Is Asking For Volunteers-The VA is hoping that more of us will be VA volunteers. Below please find the description of the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service. If you are interested please go to www.va.gov and check it out.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS)
founded in 1946 to provide for our nation's veterans while they are cared for by VA health care facilities

One of the largest centralized volunteer program in the Federal government
Over 350 organizations support VAVS volunteers have provided over 676 million hours of service since 1946.

Community Assistance
assist veteran patients by augmenting staff with end of life care programs, foster care, community-based volunteer programs, hospital wards, nursing homes, and veteran outreach centers

Contributions
annual contributions over $50 million in gifts and donations
volunteers contributed a more than 13 million hours of service to veterans in FY2005

VAVS volunteers are a priceless asset to America's veterans and to VA

How do I sign up to be a VAVS Volunteer? You have two convenient ways:

1) Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs facility nearest you. Ask for Voluntary Service. Tell their staff of your interest in becoming a VAVS Volunteer. The staff will take care of everything else including your interview, orientation, and assignment! Locate the VA facility is nearest you.

2) Or Volunteer NOW! Fill out and submit the form. Someone from your local VAVS office will contact you with additional information.