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James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center - Altoona, PA


Volunteer or Donate

The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center depends on the good will of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America's heroes.


Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the medical center and help make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers can perform a number of services, and a volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments.

To volunteer, call or visit the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Volunteer Program Office. We will be happy to set up an interview to discuss how you can help us in our mission to provide comfort and care to America's veterans.


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

  • hygiene products
  • various needs of indigent or homeless veterans
  • recreational activities, including National Recreation Therapy events
  • holiday activities for Veterans
  • special programs or projects, including POW/MIA Recognition Day, Wall of Honor in the medical center and Veterans Day programs

Non-monetary contributions are used to make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Items that are accepted include:

  • magazines, six months or newer, and paperback books
  • personal hygiene products
  • new or gently used clothing
  • telephone cards

To make a monetary or non-monetary donation, please contact the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center Volunteer Program Office.


Voluntary Service Office
2nd Floor, Main Building
814-943-8164 Ext. 7141

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Volunteer PSA video.