Voluntary Service considers our youth volunteers an integral part of the overall Volunteer Program. Youth between the ages of 14 and 20 are encouraged to join the program and in return will receive valuable experience and training, which will be of benefit in applying for scholarships or employment.
Youth Volunteers are so very important to our aging Veteran population. The Veterans’ eyes light up when a smile, a story or a little assistance is shared by a youth volunteer.
In addition to the self-satisfaction of giving back to those who gave so much, there are many advantages to becoming a youth volunteer. When completing college and scholarship applications, it is very impressive when the reviewer sees the applicant has given their time, efforts, and energy to be of service to others. For information on the James H. Park Scholarship and the Disabled American Veteran (DAV) Scholarship please click on the following links:
For information on additional scholarship opportunities, you may contact the Voluntary Service office at (520) 629-1822.
Youth volunteers can begin developing a network of positive references for job and college applications.
There is no better way to answer the question – “Why volunteer at a VA Hospital,” than to go to volunteers. Here are a few quotes from some youth volunteers.
Youth volunteers are a ray of sunshine to our sick and disabled Veteran patients. For questions on how to become a SAVAHCS Volunteer, please contact our Voluntary Service at (520) 629-1822.
Our Nation’s Veterans need you!