Martinsburg VA Medical Center

 

Volunteer or Donate

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center depends on the love and devotion of our VSOs and volunteers whose sole purpose is to serve America's veterans.

Volunteering

Volunteers are making a difference in VA Health Care. Our volunteers provide many important services throughout the medical center to help make our patients' stay more comfortable and help us accomplish our mission of service.

Please check our current Volunteer Assignments for a listing of volunteer opportunities.

To volunteer, call or visit the Martinsburg VA Medical Center Voluntary Service Office. We will be happy to discuss how you can help us in our mission to care for America's finest.

Through our Veterans Transportation Network (VTN) Program, volunteers drive patients to the medical center for scheduled medical appointments.  For more information visit the VTN website or to reserve seating call the Transportation Office at 304-263-0811, ext. 3732 or 1-800-817-3807, ext. 3732.

Giving

Cash donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our veteran patients, including:

  • Comfort items
  • Recreational activities
  • Haircuts and shaves for extended care/indigent patients
  • Newspaper subscriptions

Checks should be made payable to VAMC and earmarked for the desired purpose.  See current ongoing Project List for a listing of  needs.

Non-cash contributions are also accepted.  Some of the acceptable items include:

  • Phone cards for domestic use (no international cards needed) 
  • Postage stamps for patients' letters, cards, etc.
  • Personal comfort items that are new and unopened, i.e. toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, combs, deodorant, shampoo, denture cleaner, chap stick (we cannot accept the small items you receive from hotels/motels).
  • Crossword or Word Find or Sudoku puzzle books
  • Paperback books that are clean and in good condition.
  • Magazines no more than three months old and in good condition.

Please contact the Martinsburg VA Medical Center Voluntary Service before collecting items not on this list.  See complete listing of Acceptable Items and Non-acceptable items.

E-Donate

E-Donate allows community members who wish to give back to Veterans a quick, safe way to pledge their support. Through E-Donate, donors can select from a number of accounts at the medical center they can donate. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administrative costs are appropriated so donors can be 100 percent certain their donations will go directly to the funds and Veteran patients they select. 

Money donated at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center goes to providing shaves, haircuts, personal comfort items, special holiday events and replacement vans for our Veterans. Donations are made through a secure site at the Department of Treasury. A $5 minimum is required for online donation. Donations can be made using a credit card or debit card.

Contact

Dottie Hough
Chief of Voluntary Services
Room 1D-103
304-263-0811 Ext. 3309
Dottie.Hough@va.gov

Tricia DeHaven
Voluntary Service Specialist
Room 1D-102
304-263-0811 Ext. 3310
Patricia.DeHaven@va.gov

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Videos

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