Orlando VA Healthcare System
Individual Volunteer Information
First, we would like to thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Orlando VA Medical Center (OVAMC). We consider our volunteers valuable members of the Voluntary Service team and encourage all individuals who meet the requirements, and wish to support our nation’s Veterans, to apply for volunteer positions at any of our locations. While many of our volunteers work directly with patients and families, there are those that choose to work behind the scenes.
No matter where you would like to help, our on-boarding process will be able to assist in matching you to the perfect position. The OVAMC is fortunate to have many community members who are eager to become involved.
How to Apply
Before stating the application process please read the “Volunteer Onboarding Instructions” completely so that you are aware of the steps and information needed to complete the process.
All volunteers must:
- Be at least 14 years of age
- Make at least a six-month commitment to volunteer at least once a week for a four-hour shift
- Complete and submit the Volunteer Registration Form and Parental Consent Form (for minors) to the Enrollment Office
- Complete a PPD screening test
- Requires two visits; one for the initial test and the second for the reading
- Complete Fingerprinting/Background Check
- Bring two forms of identification
- Fingerprints not required for applicants under 18 years of age
- Complete and submit the Volunteer Onboarding Instructions/Checklist, Volunteer Application, and Volunteer Questionnaire
- Can submit them in person or by email to VHAORLVoluntary@va.gov
- Attend an Orientation class
- Complete a 30-day probationary period
Download the following Volunteer Onboarding Package, this file is a PDF file that includes all needed documents. Once completed please email the the required forms to the email address in the Instructions.
All volunteers can submit applications at any time. Given the amount of events during November and December, applications and on-boarding can be completed with the exception of orientation. Those applying during this time will not be able to start until they have completed an orientation class once they resume in late January.
What You Can Do
All volunteers receive training to prepare them for their volunteer positions. We work to match volunteers with the assignment, day and time that best meets their needs as well as ours.
Here are just a few of the volunteer positions that are available at the OVAMC:
- Information Desk
- Patient Escort
- Shuttle Cart Driver
- DAV Driver
- Recreation Support
- Admin/Clerical Support
- Women's Clinic Exam Room Chaperones
- Writers for Newsletters, Articles, and Grants
- Contribute to the Veteran community
- Meet interesting people and learn new skills
- Gain valuable learning experiences in the health care setting