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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System


Volunteer or Donate

Volunteer or Donate

NAVAHCS benefits from the services of over 800 individual volunteers each year. Over 40 volunteers are on duty each day helping to make this a health care center of excellence. Volunteers of all ages and life experiences serve in many capacities at NAVAHCS.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:30 p.m. (except federal holidays).
    Location: Building 15, Theater, Room 101.


Must be at least 18 years old, have a cleared TB test and completion of volunteer orientation.

Accepting applications for students 13-17 years old for Youth Programs. 

Volunteer Application Process:

Everyone is required to fill out an application for volunteering. You may pick up an application in the Theater, building 15 or request to have one mailed, faxed or e-mailed to you. After successful completion of the packet, a Voluntary Services specialist will schedule you for an orientation. The three-hour orientation provides information related to the policies, functions and objectives of the Medical Center. Any job-specific training will be administered by the assigned supervisor.

All volunteers should bring two forms of identification to the orientation and are required to receive a TB, free of charge.

Acceptable forms of identification:

  • One photo ID (Driver’s License, VA Card, Passport, School ID) + Government issued ID (Original Social Security card, original birth certificate or a mix of the allowed photo IDs)
    *Copies will not be accepted.

Volunteer Benefits:

In addition to the many non-tangible benefits you receive as a volunteer from helping others, NAVAHCS also provides some specific volunteer rewards. If you volunteer for four hours in a day you will receive a complimentary meal at NAVAHCS. All volunteers receive a parking sticker. Throughout the year VA staff make a point of recognizing our volunteers' efforts and annually volunteers are honored for their hours of service at an awards ceremony and banquet.

Special Events:

Many special events are coordinated through Voluntary Service. These include; National Salute to Veteran Patients, Volunteer Recognition, Memorial Day, Youth Awards Program, POW/MIA Recognition, Veterans Day, United Blood Services Blood Drives, fund raising events, and volunteer training.


Paul Ruwald
Interim Voluntary Services Manager

Teri Hamilton
Voluntary Services Specialist

Paul Flack
Voluntary Services Specialist

The Eagle Newsletter


Volunteer PSA video.