Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS) benefits from the services of over 1,200 individual volunteers each year. Over 200 volunteers are on duty each day helping to make SAVAHCS a health care center of excellence.
Volunteers from all ages and life experiences serve in many capacities at SAVAHCS. The mission of the 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.
In addition to the many intangible benefits you receive from helping others as a volunteer. SAVAHCS also provides some 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 receive a parking sticker. Parking is free and spaces in lot Q and F are designated for volunteers only.
Throughout the year VA staff make a point of recognizing our volunteers' efforts, and annually volunteers are honored for their hours of service at an awards ceremony and banquet.
Volunteering at SAVAHCS offers you an opportunity to say thank you to a special group of men and women –American's Veterans.Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (except for Federal Holidays).Location: Building #4, Room 107, located off of the 6th Ave gate entrance.Eligibility: Minimum age is 14. An annual TB test is required and all volunteers must complete a one time Volunteer Orientation. All SAVAHCS staff are fingerprinted.
Volunteer Orientation Schedule
To start volunteering just attend one of the many orientations sessions available throughout the year. Orientation sessions are normally held twice a month and occasional Saturday and evening classes are available. Please contact us for specific dates and times. Click for Orientation Schedule. We look forward to meeting you.