VA Hospital Patient Visit Volunteer


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Northport VA Medical Center79 Middleville RoadNorthport, NY 11768



A Patient Visit Volunteer is a regular volunteer who conducts patient visits at the VA Medical Center delivering care and comfort items to veterans. A Patient Visit Volunteer may also help veterans with tasks such as reading their mail or writing a letter for them. The volunteer may also have the opportunity to sit with patients, to keep them company or listen to a story.


  • Visit patients on various units of the VA hospital on a regular basis.

  • Distribute donated items (when available) to patients and/or family members (e.g. blankets, comfort kits, hygiene products)

  • Work through the VAVS office to coordinate visits and distributions

  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to VA rules.

  • Abide by and support the philosophy, policy, and guidelines of Soldiers’ Angels.

  • Participate in training or orientation as needed.

  • Keep careful records of hours volunteered and items distributed.


No experience is necessary, just a deep appreciation for veterans and a willingness to help.

In addition, the Patient Visit Volunteer should be:

  • Enthusiastic about working with veterans

  • Comfortable in a hospital setting (where some veterans are very sick or disabled)

  • Organized, flexible, and willing to help as needed

  • Dependable

  • Personable and have good communication skills (including good listening skills)

  • Empathic, kind, and having a positive attitude.

Must be willing to go through the VA hospital’s VAVS application and orientation process


  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Customer Service

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • Interest in serving veterans, comfortable in a hospital setting, dependable, positive attitude

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