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VA Puget Sound Health Care System


Volunteer or Donate

Thank you for wanting to learn more about how you can serve those who served through our VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) program at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

Perhaps you are interested in joining our ‘care force’ of 1,000 registered volunteers, or would like to sponsor or otherwise participate in a particular service project. Or maybe you are interested in learning more about how you can help through your donations of money and other needed items that will benefit our Veteran patients and their families.

Whatever the reason, we’re excited that you are here, and look forward to meeting you soon.

Individual Volunteers

The Summer Youth Volunteer Programfor 2016 has been suspended.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Adults:  Most of our volunteer assignment opportunities -

  • Occur on weekdays (Mon-Fri between 7am and 4pm) and at our primary divisions - the Seattle and American Lake VA Medical Centers
  • Require a minimum 6 month and 100 hour commitment
  • Involve a reoccurring weekly or biweekly schedule (fixed or rotating)
  • Require a background check needed for VA identification badge

Frequently Asked Questions About Volunteering 

How Do I Get Started? We welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss your interests, talents and how best to share them as a VA Puget Sound volunteer. 

Service Projects and Special Events

VA Puget Sound welcomes groups who wish to help with a special service project or patient visitation activity. You can also join us for one or more of our special event celebrations, such as Veterans Day or the National Salute to Veteran Patients in February.  Please review how you can participate in this manner. Service Projects and Special Events 

Donation Opportunities

Voluntary Service gladly accepts donations to benefit our Veteran patients and their families. There are many opportunities to give; big or small, each donation makes a significant and lasting difference. 

Monetary Donations
Material Item Donations  
Information – Tax Deductions & Receipts



Voluntary Service Office
American Lake

Voluntary Service Office

The Eagle Newsletter


Volunteer PSA video.