Volunteer or Donate
Volunteer or Donate
At the Wilmington VA Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics, we depend on the goodwill of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America's heroes. If you are interested in making a monetary donation, you may do so online at: E Donate
At the medical center, we also accept “in kind” donations such as used books, crafts, puzzles, and new clothing items. If you have something you would like to donate, please call (302) 994-2511, ext. 4545 for additional information.
Want to Volunteer your time?
Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the Medical Center and help make the Veteran and family experience more enjoyable. Volunteers can perform any number of services. We try to match volunteer's talents and interests with one of our many assignments.
Volunteering is a commitment and we ask you to consider volunteering 100 hours the first year. The suggested minimum volunteer time for each visit should be four hours, however, many choose to work longer. Most volunteer assignments are between 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
To become a VA Volunteer, you must complete a Volunteer Application (VA Form 10-7055 Application for Voluntary Service). You may submit your completed application online or print and fax it to (302) 633-5584. After completing the application, you will be invited to attend one of our Volunteer Orientation classes which are held monthly.
When you come to the class, you will need two forms of identification for your background clearance and be tested for TB. Volunteer Drivers have additional qualifications. When attending the Volunteer Orientation class, you may use our free Valet Parking. The training class is held in the auditorium adjacent to the Valet Parking Lobby on the Ground Floor. There are no fees associated with the Volunteer Application process; everything must be completed prior to being offered a volunteer position.
Please call (302) 994-2511, ext. 4061 for additional information.
Want to Donate?
Cash donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our Veteran patients, including — hygiene products, refreshment supplies, and recreational activities. Non-cash donations are used to make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Items which are accepted include — used books, ground coffee, welcome baskets with cleaning supplies for homeless Veterans moving into their new home, personal hygiene - "spa" baskets for female Veterans, and arts and craft supplies.
If you or your organization is considering donating an item not listed above, please contact Voluntary Service to ensure the item is needed and can be used by the Medical Center. The Medical Center is a public institution and must abide by state and federal regulations. Unfortunately, we cannot accept homemade food; all donated food must be purchased by a commercial entity and remain in its original sealed packaging.
Volunteer Physician Ambassador Program
Are you credentialed medical, surgical, or mental health care provider?
Are you interested in serving America’s heroes?
Help us reach Veterans in our community and bring your unique skills to serve those in need by becoming a Physician Ambassador. Together, we can help more Veterans get the clinical care they need. As a physician or clinician, you have an opportunity to volunteer your time and expertise to help our nation’s Veterans. You will expand your professional network while providing for our country’s most rewarding cause. Click HERE to visit the Physician Ambassador Program site for more information.