Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

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Volunteer Opportunities

The following is a list of potential volunteer positions.  This is a partial list and does not include all opportunities available.

Patient Escort

Transport patients in wheelchairs or on gurneys to designated areas within the medical center. Also deliver lab specimens, patient charts and medical equipment throughout the hospital.

Office Administration

Support employees with general clerical work to include answering phones, filing, word processing, data input and reception of Veteran patients and visitors.

Recreation

Accompany patients to activities both on and off campus.  Help with event set-up and escort patients from their rooms to participate in activities.

Patient Concierge

Provide premier customer service to ensure patients and visitors have a pleasant hospital experience.

  • Concierge Cart
    Provide comfort and amenities to patients and family members in the wards and clinics.
  • Concierge Desk
    Greet and serve Veteran patients, family members and guests, providing needed resources and amenities.
  • Emergency Department Concierge 
    Provide comfort and amenities to patients and family members in the hospital Emergency Department waiting room.
  • Surgical Clinic Concierge 
    Provide comfort and amenities to patients and family members in the hospital Surgical Clinic waiting areas.

Volunteer Transportation Network (VTN)

Drive government vehicles to transport Veterans. *Must possess valid driver’s license and auto insurance and pass VA physical.

  • DAV Drivers
    Transport Veteran patients throughout Southern Arizona to appointments at the Tucson VA Hospital. Drivers needed from Yuma, Sierra Vista, Casa Grande and Tucson.
  • TRAM Drivers
    Drive a six to eight passenger golf cart to transport Veterans and visitors throughout hospital grounds.
  • Recreation Drivers
    Drive government vehicles to transport Veterans to scheduled off-site recreation events with VA Recreation staff.

Pets for Vets

Assist staff in providing animal assisted rehabilitation activities with Pet Partners and/or Therapy Dogs International certified dog/handler teams.

Caregiver Support Program Volunteer

Visit and become a companion for homebound Veterans, providing a much needed break for their caregivers.

Appointment Reminder Assistant

Call Veteran patients to remind them about scheduled appointments and track responses.

Volunteer Barbers/ Hairstylists

Trim hair for Veterans in the Homeless Program Barber Shop or the inpatient Community Living Center. Must be a licensed barber/ hairstylist.