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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System

Youth Volunteers

Our summer youth volunteer program was a great success this year! Applications are now being accepted for the summer 2013 youth volunteer program. Students must be between the ages of 13-18 and ready to help out. Applications are due by May 24 with a mandatory orientation on June 3.


Scholarships

Having volunteer time on scholarship applications makes a big difference for reviewers. Showing your dedication, time and effort to supporting our nation's Veterans may just put you a step above the rest! Not to mention that if you volunteer 100 hours or more within the year, you are eligible for certain scholarships given by the VA and our veteran service organizations.

Job and College Applications

With successful completion of the youth program and in good standing with VA staff, supervisors at the volunteer's work station will often write letters of recommendation for job applications.

Messages from our youth volunteers:

"It's very cool that I'm here helping take care of patients that helped our nation become a strong, free, and powerful country."
"It's so nice to see the smiles because you are there to talk with them, play games like dominoes, cards, checkers, etc."
"I like to feed the ones that cannot hold their fork, spoon, or cup.  To me, it's a gift to help them."

For questions on how to volunteer, please contact Voluntary Service at (928) 776-6013.

"Living Memories" - Reflections of Students Volunteering in VA Hospitals