The Minneapolis VA Medical Center depends on the goodwill of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America's heroes.
In 2012 we had a dedicated workforce of over 2,000 volunteers that provided over 222,000 hours of the most precious commodity any of us have and that is their time. You can find volunteers throughout the medical center and in virtually every service line as well as the 347 volunteer drivers that traveled 905,723 miles throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin providing transportation to the VA for medical care and treatment for 13,552 Veterans in 2012.
While its difficult to put a value on the skills, talents and abilities our devoted volunteers provide to the VA and the Veterans we serve, the value of the time they selflessly donated was close to $5 million in 2012.
Our dedicated volunteers make a difference everyday in the care and comfort of our Veteran patients! We'd like to highlight a few of these outstanding individuals in our series called Volunteer Spotlight. Please take a moment to read about some of our great volunteers.
Volunteer opportunities are available for adults and students who are at least 14 years old. Individuals and groups are welcome. Volunteers can work with patients or "behind the scenes" to help the VA run smoothly. Sample assignments—
The following is a list of items in need by some of our programs:
To volunteer or make a donation to benefit veterans at the medical center, call the Voluntary Service office at (612) 725-2050.
To review the volunteer training materials, click on the Minneapolis VAMC Volunteer Handbook.