Whether you are a member or not, if you would like to volunteer some of your valuable time to help make the chapter better, we greatly accept your generosity. Whatever your skillset or passion is, we can probably put it to good use. Volunteering for something you enjoy doing makes volunteering even that much more rewarding and fun.
- Sports Programs
- Serving Patients Meals on Special Events
- Visiting with Patients*
- Administrative Details
- Various Chapter Committees
- Participate in various events, parades, expos.
- Simple advocacy…. Help spread the good word about what we are all about.
* Visiting with patients
One of our most popular and rewarding ways to volunteer is to simply visit with patients in the wards. Many may not have local family members in the area, and simply enjoy some good friendly company. There are additional requirements that you need to fulfill in order to be allowed access to visit with patients through the Hospitals “Voluntary Service” office, including a background check and a TB check. However, we can help you navigate the additional paperwork and process if this is something you would like to consider.
Once you decide you would like to donate some time to help improve lives of Veterans in Southern California, simply download Volunteer Application form and submit it back to the chapter.
We will get you an Volunteer ID number. If you want to work directly visiting with patients, we will guide you through the additional process with the VA’s Voluntary Service office. Then get you scheduled to volunteer on a weekly or monthly basis.
We simply ask that you track your hours and each month our Volunteer coordinator will request you to email in your hours report so we can submit all the fantastic hours submitted by each of you to our national office. It is pretty simply once you get the hang of it.