New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs

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Volunteer Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) is one of the largest centralized volunteer programs in the federal government. VAVS volunteers assist Veteran patients by augmenting staff with end of life care programs, foster care, community-based volunteer programs, hospital wards, nursing homes, and Veteran outreach centers.

Contact the nearest U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facility and ask for “voluntary service,” or go online to the VAVS website to learn more at:

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