Volunteer or Donate - VA Boston Healthcare System
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VA Boston Healthcare System


Volunteer or Donate

The VA Boston Healthcare System in Massachusetts is a vital organization that brings greatly needed programs and services to tens of thousands of Veterans. Volunteer contributions help supplement these services and make their hospital stay more enjoyable. VA Boston Healthcare System depends on the goodwill of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America's heroes.


This is a great opportunity to join our team to "serve those who have served." Volunteers can perform a number of services; an individual's talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments. See Below for more information about volunteering at the VA Boston Healthcare System.


We sincerely thank you for your interest in donating to VA Boston Healthcare System. This is a great opportunity to support "those who have served." Voluntary Service performs a number of services using donated funds and goods to enhance health and welfare of the Veterans in the VA Boston Healthcare System. For more information about donating at the VA Boston Healthcare System see our Donation Opportunities or download our Donation Opportunities List. **

Regular Scheduled Adult Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Boston VA Healthcare System. In order to provide you with the best volunteer experience, Voluntary Service will coordinate placement in an area that is compatible for you from the volunteer opportunity list. Please be aware that all areas do not accept volunteers. Upon your questionnaire being accepted, potential volunteers must be pre-screened with staff prior to orientation. Please note that our process time for potential volunteers can take up to 4 weeks. If you are between the Ages of 14 and 18 see about our: Teen Volunteer Program


Volunteer Requirements

  • Complete Voluntary Service pre-screen
  • Must complete a Medical screening by providing Occupational Health with a current copy of immunizations, flu shot documentation, and tuberculosis test documentation dated within 3 months or Submit to Screening at VHABHS.
  • Must provide 1 form of state approved ID (MDL, Passport, Military ID card, etc.) that has photo, some volunteer positions will require additional information
  • Background check (provided by Voluntary Service)
  • Wearing a Volunteer ID Badge, vest or volunteer shirt, and signing in whenever volunteering, is required

Next Steps Once Selected and Approved

  • Schedule an interview for volunteer assignment with Voluntary Service office
  • Complete volunteer application and training documents
  • Meet with area supervisor
  • Complete fingerprinting and photo for badge


  • Free parking
  • Free Flu shot
  • Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Program
  • Free Meal per day after 4 hours of Volunteering (Week days only)


  • The Department of Voluntary Service does not oversee or register internships/externships; Post-Secondary students are not to be considered volunteers while receiving academic credit. 
  • The Department of Voluntary Service DOES NOT offer Shadowing/Observing Medical Physicians.

How to Apply

To apply for this program, download & complete

Volunteer Questionnaire & Volunteer Opportunities List

Locations and Contact Information

Brockton VAMC Campus 

ATTN: Voluntary Service (135)
940 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
PH: 774 826 1135
Fax: 774 826 2048

West Roxbury VAMC Campus
ATTN: Voluntary Service (135)
1400 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132 
PH: 857 203 5135
Fax: 857 203 5727

Jamaica Plain VAMC Campus 
ATTN: Voluntary Service (135)
150 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130-4817
PH: 857 364 2443
Fax: 857 364 4482

Email: vhabhsvolunteer@va.gov



Jason Gray
Chief Voluntary Service
VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston Campus



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