Volunteer or Donate - Minneapolis VA Health Care System
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Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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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

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.

  • To view open volunteer opportunities within the Minneapolis VA Health Care System visit our Volunteer Match page.
  • If you don't see an opportunity that interests you, check back or contact Voluntary Service at 612-725-2050 to discuss your interests. New volunteer positions open every day.

New volunteers are requested to serve four hours per week for a minimum of six months. 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.


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:

• Community Resource and Referral Center
• Fisher House
• Patient Recreation
• Volunteer Recognition
• General Patient 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

• Minneapolis VA Health Care System needs list

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



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



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