Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Volunteer or Donate
The mission of the Southern AZ VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) Volunteer Program is to be recognized as a leader in the utilization of volunteers and charitable donations and to enhance Veteran satisfaction through the delivery of compassionate, high quality care. Volunteers from all ages and life experiences serve in many capacities. SAVAHCS benefits from the services of over 1,200 individual volunteers each year. An average of 100 volunteers are on duty each day helping to make SAVAHCS a health care center of excellence.
Benefits: In addition to the many intangible benefits you receive from helping others as a volunteer, SAVAHCS provides specific rewards to say thank you to our volunteers. If you volunteer for four or more hours in a day, you will receive a complimentary meal at SAVAHCS. All volunteers may receive a parking decal. Reserved parking is provided for volunteers with a vehicle parking decal on a space available basis in lots Q, G, and K, Volunteers may also park in Lots A, B, E, H, M N and O.
VA Staff recognize our volunteers' efforts, by honoring them at an annual awards banquet. (Volunteer Recognition page)
Volunteering at SAVAHCS offers you an opportunity to say thank you to a special group of men and women – America's Veterans.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (except Federal Holidays).
Location: Building 58, located off of the 6th Ave gate entrance.
Requirements: Minimum age is 14. An initial Tuberculin (TB) test is required for all new volunteers. Some volunteer positions may require an annual TB test. All volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation, and will do a background check.
SAVAHCS Volunteers receive appropriate training for the job they are assigned. In addition all volunteers are asked to complete annual training requirements.
If you are interested in becoming a VA volunteer, please click on the link below for a list of current positions. (This information is subject to change based on hospital needs.) Don’t see a volunteer position on the list that meets your interests? Give us a call at (520) 629-1822 to discuss how you think you can help. We cannot guarantee we will be able to find a volunteer job to match your skills, but we will do our best to meet your needs and the needs of our patients and staff. (Volunteer Opportunities)
After reviewing the list of volunteer opportunities, please give us a call at (520) 629-1822 if you have questions.
For most positions the process to become a volunteer includes;
- Application -Volunteer Skills Interests and Forms VA10-7055
- Volunteer Opportunities and Onboarding Process
- Fingerprint background check
- TB test
Once you successfully complete the interview process you will be scheduled to attend a two-hour volunteer orientation.
Volunteer positions such as concierge, caregiver support, driver and those positions needing computer access may require an additional background check and/or training.
To learn more about becoming a VA volunteer call the Volunteer Office (520) 629-1822 or toll free at (800) 470-8262 to speak to an operator.
Each VA Medical Center has a VA Voluntary Service Committee comprised of representatives from community organizations whose members participate in the VAVS program. This committee recruits new volunteers and communicates patient needs to the community. For additional information please contact (520) 629-1822.