Volunteer or donate | Virginia Valley Healthcare

be a volunteer

Join our volunteer team and experience the rewards of helping our nation’s heroes. Our volunteers make our patients’ VA Hudson Valley healthcare experience more enjoyable. You can too. We’ll match your talents with one of our many volunteer opportunities.

To become a volunteer, call us or visit us at the Health Care Volunteer Services office in Montrose or Castle Point.

Castle Point Telephone – 845-831-2000 Ext 215135

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Whatever your interests, the Hudson Valley VA health care system has volunteer opportunities for you.

Here are some ways you can help. Other tasks not listed here may also be available. If you are interested in volunteering or have special skills to offer, please contact us so we can discuss how you can best help our patients. We also have short term special projects that we need help with from time to time. All volunteers must complete a background check.

Patient care.

  • coffee programme: Prepare and serve refreshments.
  • escort: Bring patients to medical clinics, chapels, recreation programs.
  • Food and Nutrition: Help patients select and complete menus, open containers, cut food into bite-sized portions, and feed patients during meal times.
  • front seat: Welcome outpatients, guests, visitors and patient families, answer phones, and transfer calls at the information desk.
  • Single visit: Be a compassionate companion when you connect with No Veteran Dies Alone or visit our patients while they recover.
  • Visiting pets: Bring your therapy dog ​​to visit the veterans.
  • Recreational: Help with arts and crafts projects, play bedside games, help with field trips, show bedside movies, and help therapists with activities.
  • food pantry: Providing food to qualified veterans
  • Attendant’s Dressing Room Volunteer: Distribute men’s and women’s clothing.
  • Transportation: Transport patients from their homes in Dutchess County to Castle Point VA Medical Center. Vehicles donated by DAV. A background check and physical examination are required.

If you are a student between the ages of 14 and 18, volunteer with us this summer. You can learn more about health professions, sharpen your career skills, meet great people – and have fun.

Youth volunteer opportunities

Volunteer to make a difference

As a young volunteer, you will help in many ways:

  • serve coffee
  • Direct and accompany patients within VA مرافق facilities
  • Help with entertainment programs


You will be eligible for these great benefits:

  • Youth Summer Certificate for 80 hours (or more) of service
  • Free Summer Youth Volunteer Polo Shirt from VA
  • Free lunch for 4 hours or more of service

How to join us

If you are a student who would like to participate in our Youth Summer Program, or know of students who might be interested, contact our Office of Voluntary Services.

phone: Castle Point – 845-831-2000 Ext 215135

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Donate online

A donation is just a click away now that VA Medical Centers accept online donations. You just need a major credit card, debit card, checking account, or savings account.

Donate Online Customer Self Service (va.gov)

Donate by mail

If you would like to make a donation to VA Hudson Valley Healthcare, please send a check (payable to the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System) to the following address:

Castle Point

VA Hudson Valley HCS

Volunteer Attention Services

41 Castle Point Rd

Wappingers Falls New York 12590


VA Hudson Valley HCS

Volunteer Attention Services

2094 Albany Post Road

Montrose New York 10548

Donation suggestions:

Some people like to donate money, while others like to donate things our veterans need. We appreciate all forms of generosity.

NB: We do not accept donations of VHS tapes, bar soap, wheelchair bags, casual DVDs, hotel toiletries, medical equipment or supplies, and aprons.

We appreciate the following items:

personal care

  • Body care products: lotion, liquid soap, deodorant, shaving cream or gel
  • hair conditioner
  • Dental supplies: toothbrushes, toothpaste, toothbrush holders, alcohol-free mouthwash, dentures adhesive
  • Double sided disposable razor blades
  • Hair brushes and combs

Clothes (new or gently used only)

  • gloves
  • Hats (winter hats and baseball caps)
  • hooded sweatshirts
  • jeans and pants
  • long sleeve shirts
  • Sports shoes and shoes
  • stockings
  • suspenders and belts
  • Sweatpants
  • sweatshirts
  • shirts
  • Underwear, all men’s and women’s sizes (must be new and in original packaging)
  • winter coats

miscellaneous items

  • New twin size fleece blankets
  • Gift cards for groceries ($10 to $25 per card)
  • Marks for art projects
  • Puzzle books, unused
  • Reading glasses (1.25 and above) and eyeglass repair kits

Supportive housing needs to help veterans – items must be new

  • All purpose cleaner
  • new saj
  • New bath towel set
  • Blankets (twin or queen) – new
  • Vacuum cleaners with new magnifiers
  • new buckets
  • Dish or laundry soap
  • New dishes and silverware set for 4 people
  • First Aid Kits (Small)
  • new torches
  • New article
  • Kitchen Utensils Sets – New
  • Lysol spray
  • New measuring cups, spoons and mixing bowls
  • paper towel
  • new pools
  • New pots with lids
  • Sets of papers (twin or queen) – new
  • Swiffer cleaning products
  • toilet brushes
  • toilet paper

call us

For more information about donating items or to schedule a delivery, please contact the Office of Volunteer Service:

Castle Point:

Deborah Legrand
Volunteer Service Specialist

[email protected]
phone 845831 2000, internal. 215135


Elie Shaffer
Volunteer Service Specialist

[email protected]
phone 914737 4400, internal. 203715


VA Hudson Valley Health Care System

41 Castle Point Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Volunteer Service Program
Building 15, Rm # H024

2094 Albany Post Rd, Montrose NY 10548

Volunteer Service Program

Building 14 rooms 8

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