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Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Volunteer or Donate

The Minneapolis VA Medical Center depends on the goodwill of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America's heroes.


Volunteer opportunities are available for adults and students who are at least 14 years old. Volunteers can work with patients or "behind the scenes" to help the VA run smoothly. New volunteers are requested to serve four hours per week for a minimum of six months. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call the Voluntary/Community Resource Service office at (612)725-2050 for an appointment to be interviewed. All new volunteers are required to complete an application, allow us to run background checks and agree to be finger-printed. When accepted as a new volunteer, Voluntary Service staff will match you to an assignment and complete the Volunteer Training/Orientation with you. Staff in the assignment areas provide additional training and orientation as needed. See our Volunteer Opportunities.


Simple. Speedy. Safe. E-Donate is now available, which allows anyone who wishes to give back to Veterans a quick, safe and easy way to pledge their support. Through E-Donate, donors can select from a number of accounts at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System that include:

• Mental Health Community Reintegration Activities
• Adult Day Health Care
• Veterans Emergency Needs Fund
• Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund
• Hospice Patient and Family Support
• Veterans Creative Arts Program
• Veteran Inpatient Recreation
• Fisher House Fund

VA administrative costs are appropriated so donors can be 100% certain their donations will go directly to the funds and Veteran patients they select. A minimum of $5 is required for online donations.

Non-Monetary Donations

• Make final salute quilts
• Make wheelchair bags
• Personal hygiene items
• Gift Cards

To volunteer or make a donation to benefit Veterans, call the Voluntary Service office at (612) 725-2050.

To review the volunteer training materials, see the Minneapolis VAMC Volunteer Handbook



Voluntary/Community Resource Service
Minneapolis VA Medical Center, room 4G-109

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Volunteer PSA video.