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Orlando VA Medical Center

 

Volunteer or Donate

Corporate, Business & Group Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for an opportunity for a group of people to volunteer? Then we’re the place for you! We can tailor a volunteer project to meet the needs of your employees, your community group, or your members. Just talk to us. If we know who you are, what you like to do, when you’re available, where you want to volunteer, we can find an assignment for you.

 


The new E-Donate service allows community members who wish to give back to Veterans a quick, safe way to pledge their support online. You choose the medical center, the amount, and the account.



 


Individual Volunteer Opportunities

We are very excited to have a vital, vibrant volunteer force at our facility. Our goal is to ensure that the volunteer experience at the Orlando VA Medical Center is as rewarding to the volunteer as it is beneficial to the patients, families, visitors, and caregivers. To learn more about becoming a volunteer, please call
Voluntary Service at 407-629-1599 ext. 6940.

What are we looking for?

  • A friendly, outgoing personality
  • Good communication skills
  • Stamina

Volunteer Assignments

Assignments are varied and change regularly as the need arises. Here is a sample of the types of assignments you might be doing:

  • Escorting wheelchair patients from ambulatory surgery
  • Community Living Center: passing beverages, distributing linens
  • Fiscal Service: clerical duties
  • Voluntary Service: clerical duties

/images/volWpHS.JPGAdult volunteers (minimum of 18 years old) who are considered to be Regularly Scheduled are asked to commit to a minimum of 4 hours each week for a minimum of one year.

Teen volunteers, students 14-17 years old, volunteer in the summer and throughout the year. Teen volunteers must apply during the spring. Teen volunteers must be willing to commit to a minimum of 50 hours to be eligible for the program.

Unit and area specific training is provided for each placement. It is possible to cross-train a volunteer in several areas of the medical center. Every effort is made to match the applicant’s skills, abilities, schedule and interests with the needs of the facility.

Volunteer Benefits

As a member of our volunteer team, you will receive:

  • General orientation to Voluntary Service
  • Job specific orientation
  • Immediate gratification – You earn points for the smiles you induce
  • Improved health
  • Free parking
  • Meal Ticket (after 4 hours of service)
  • Free Flu Shots (for adults and for youth volunteers with parental signature)
  • Letters of Recommendation (after 100 hours of service)
  • Eligibility for scholarships offered by service organizations and VA
  • Training opportunities

Recognition Program

Every hour of volunteer service is deeply appreciated, and service awards are presented each year to honor active volunteers for their contributions to the Orlando VA Medical Center. Volunteers are able to donate their hours to many service/civic organizations. Teen and adult volunteers are recognized at formal and informal events throughout the year.
Volunteer Recognition
Volunteer Luncheon