United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Health Care Upstate New York - VISN 2

Volunteering at VISN 2

Lend a Helping Hand to America's Veterans: Be a Volunteer!

VA Voluntary ServiceVolunteers provide a wide range of supplemental support and financial assistance to programs for our veteran patients throughout the year. If you want to volunteer, or just want more information on how you or your organization can help our veteran patients, please be in touch!


  VISN 2 Volunteer News
  Acrobat PDF      * Adobe Acrobat PDF  Spring 2014
     * Adobe Acrobat PDF  Winter 2013
     * Adobe Acrobat PDF  Fall 2013
     * Adobe Acrobat PDF  Summer 2013

For more information on Volunteering please e-mail our facility representatives using the links below:

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VA Western New York Healthcare System at ***

VA Western New York Healthcare System at ***


The Many Ways To Give

Donation Of Time:
One of the most precious and generous gifts is of your time. We have many positions in our facilities that are waiting to be filled by individuals or groups that are willing and able to give of themselves. Contacting the Voluntary Service at your local VAMC will provide you with more information on positions as well as committees that need volunteers. Some examples:
  • Escort
  • Clerical support
  • Friendly visits
  • Recreational aides
  • Advisory committees
Monetary And Material Goods:
Our medical centers could not provide many of the services for our veterans if it were not for the generosity of people in the community; the veterans service organizations, fraternal organizations, and businesses. Donations of cash and materials supplement the operating budget of the facilities and provide for the increasing needs of the veterans we serve. Contacting the Voluntary Service at your local VAMC will provide you with more information on ongoing programs and projects that need your help. Recent examples:
  • Palliative care rooms
  • Lap robes
  • Patient Televisions
  • Wheelchairs
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Volunteer Service Organizations
Visit VISN 2's Veteran Service Organizations page to link to websites for groups that serve veterans.



Albany
James Keller (518) 626-5506
Noney Grier (518) 626-5507
 Microsoft Word Volunteer Assignments
 Microsoft Word Donation Needs List

Bath
Lynn Dinehart (607) 664-4965
Mary Harkin (607) 664-4771
 Microsoft Word Donation Needs Lists
 Microsoft Word Annual Narative Report

Canandaigua
Patty Ciancaglini (585) 393-7761
Robin Johnson (585) 393-7759
Louise Motyka (585) 393-7729
Dan Ryan, Public Affairs Officer (585) 393-7209
 Microsoft Word Volunteer Assignments
 Microsoft Word Donation Needs & Credit Card Donation Form
Syracuse 
Robert Hawes (315) 425-4681
Sheri Valle (315) 425-4898
Lisa Gualtieri (315) 425-4315
 Adobe Acrobat file Annual Narrative Report
 Website  Volunteer Assignments

Western New York
Mark Francis (716) 862-8667
Kelly Clark-Roberts (716) 862-8672
Sharon Shelton (716) 862-8671
 Internet Explorer Application Package
 word program No One Dies Alone Program
 Internet Explorer  (Batavia) Wish List
 Internet Explorer (Buffalo) Wish List
 Internet Explorer (Batavia) Volunteer Opportunities
 Microsoft Word (Buffalo) Volunteer Opportunities
 Microsoft Word General Post Fund Accounts (Buffalo)
 Microsoft Word  Donation Needs List



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