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VA NY Harbor Healthcare System


Volunteer or Donate

Volunteer Stories 

The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System depends on the goodwill of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America's heroes.


Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the Medical Center and help make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers can perform a number of services, and a volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments.

To volunteer, call or visit one of our Campus Voluntary Service Offices. We will be happy to receive your application or discuss how you can help us in our mission to provide comfort and care to America's veterans.


To make a cash or non-cash contribution, please contact the Voluntary Service Office.

Cash donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our veteran patients, including —

  • hygiene products
  • refreshment supplies
  • cable television for spinal cord injury patients
  • recreational activities

Non-cash contributions are used to make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Items which are accepted include —

  • razors and shaving cream
  • toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • shampoo
  • alcohol-free mouthwash
  • sneakers sizes 8-14 (must be new)
  • belts sizes 34-50
  • assorted clothing items (must be new)
  • adult coloring books
  • paint by numbers
  • leather crafts
  • wood crafts (simple)
  • canvas paper
  • stencils
  • hook rugs
  • large print puzzle pooks
  • non-perishable food items
  • X-box


Brooklyn Campus
Voluntary Service Office
5th Floor East, Rm 5-214
718-836-6600 Ext. 6788

Manhattan Campus
Voluntary Service Office
Room 1079
212-686-7500 Ext. 7920

St. Albans Community Living Center
Voluntary Service Office
Ground Floor
718-526-1000 Ext. 2235



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