Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
The Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) program is one of the largest volunteer health care programs in the United States. Our program at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is fulfilled or inspired through the spirit of enthusiasm and dedication from volunteers, community benefactors, Veteran Service Organizations (VSO’s), and donors.
Volunteers provide an abundance of compassion, energy, and fulfill several important roles throughout our facilities to positively impact Veterans’ experience. Volunteerism enriches the quality and quantity of resources available to our Veterans while leaving a lasting impression of a caring community.
VAVS offers numerous assignments that fulfill the volunteer’s desire to make a difference in a Veteran’s life while drawing from their life experience and skills. Our staff considers volunteer preference and facility needs when determining volunteer assignments.
VAVS recognizes the impact of individual acts of kindness and works to establish meaningful volunteer opportunities to support our American heroes.
Upon completion of the following requirements, applicants will receive their volunteer assignment as determined by a Voluntary Service Specialist:
- Volunteer Application Packet
- Preliminary Interview
- Volunteer Orientation and Training Handbook, Competency Quiz, and Signature Page.
- Background Investigation and Photo ID
- Tuberculosis Test
VAVS promotes and encourages community engagement through the utilization of volunteer groups and organizations. Community involvement establishes an uplifting environment demonstrating American patriotism towards the healing and well-being of our Veterans.
Veterans appreciate year-round visits from community members. Interested groups can inquire about visiting in the following areas by contacting Voluntary Service staff:
- Inpatient medical units (Acute Medicine)
- Long-term rehabilitation and hospice (Community Living Center)
- Residential mental health treatment (Domiciliary)
- Outpatient clinical areas (Primary Care & Specialty Clinics)
- Blind Rehabilitation Unit
To schedule a group visit, please contact the Voluntary Service Specialist at the prefered location.Thank you to all potential volunteers and donors who have taken the time to read through our information. We look forward to hearing from you to establish your opportunity to give.
Youth ages 14-18 (must be in high school), are encouraged to apply to volunteer at the Temple, Waco and Austin facilities. Applicants should click here for the packet of information, application documents and deadline.
Thank you to all prospective volunteers and donors who have taken the time to read through our information. We look forward to hearing from you to establish giving opportunities.