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Volunteering at VISN 2

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

Volunteers 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!

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


Albany VA


Bath VA


Canandaigua VA


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
  • Transportation
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 room
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Volunteer Service Organizations
Visit VISN 2's Veteran Service Organizations page to link to websites for groups that serve veterans.

Michael Fitzpatrick (518) 626-5506
Erwin Dominguez (518) 626-5507
Volunteer Assignments
Donation Needs List

Mary Harkin (607) 664-4965
Todd Drake, Intern (607) 664-4771

Donation Needs Lists

Robin Johnson
Program Manager
(585) 393-7759
Regina Deck, Specialist (585) 393-7761
 Guidelines for Donations
Dennis Fogg (315) 425-4681
Sheri Valle (315) 425-4898
Lisa Gualtieri (315) 425-4315
 Annual Narrative Report
 Volunteer Assignments

Western New York
Kelly Clark
Volunteer Program Specialist-Buffalo
(716) 862-8672
Sharon Shelton
Volunteer Assistant/Recruiter-Buffalo
(716) 862-8671
Jason Jaskula
Volunteer Program Specialist-Buff/Bat.
(716) 862-7981

*** Submitting requests through this e-mail link is not secure. If you wish to send a secure message, please use the VA National Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)