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Syracuse VA Medical Center

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VETERANS: Thank you for your service!

In-Home Visitor Volunteer position:

Volunteer opportunity in YOUR Community to provide a friendly visit with a Veteran in their home. In this position you can help a Caregiver of a Veteran by providing the caregiver some "worry free time away" while providing companionship to the Veteran in their home. In this position, you could visit with a Veteran who lives alone and is socially isolated or unable to leave their house easily.

Flexible Schedule as determined by the volunteer's availablity and the caregiver/Veteran's need
Generally once per week for 2-4 hours per visit.

LOCATION- Volunteer in your community/near where you live: UPSTATE NY
Syracuse and vicinity; including but not limited to -Oswego, Fulton, Central Square, Phoenix, Mexico, Pulaski, Baldwinsville, Liverpool, N Syracuse, Clay, E Syracuse, Dewitt, Manlius, Fayetteville, Chittenango, Cazenovia, Rome, Utica, Herkimer, Oneida, Madison, Lowville, Carthage, Watertown, Massena, Sackets Harbor, Clayton, Camden, Binghamton, Endicott, Johnson City, Auburn, Cayuga, Camillus, Fairmount, Westvale, Onondaga Hill, Skaneateles, Marcellus, Port Byron, Weedsport, Elbridge, Jordan.

Where do you live? Chances are there is a Veteran and/or Caregiver who would appreciate your visit!
I never have a shortage of Veterans, however I do have a shortage of volunteers for these Veterans!
Please contact me at lisa.gualtieri@va.gov or 315-350-1447

Telephone Visitor position: Become a Friendly Visitor for a Veteran by telephone or other digital means. These visits are generally 1-2 times a week for generally 10-60 minutes. Provide a socially isolated Veteran with conversation and companionship. This interaction often involves sharing stories, topics of mutual interest as a compassionate, friendly voice in a safe non-judgmental process. In this role, you may also be providing caregiver some conversation.

I never have a shortage of Veterans in need, however I do have a shortage of Volunteers for these Veterans!
Email or call for additional information. lisa.gualtieri@va.gov or 315-350-1447

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About Syracuse VA Medical Center


800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210, US

Mission Statement

To provide a structured Volunteer Program under the management of VA compensated employees in cooperation with community resources to serve America's veterans and their families with dignity and compassion.


Medical Center and Clinics

Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


800 Irving Ave.Syracuse, NY 13210


  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Patient Care
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Storytelling




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Schedule- Generally once per week, 2- 4 hour in-home visit, Generally 1-2 times per week for 15-30. minutes for telephone visit

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