Voluntary Services - VA Western Colorado Health Care System
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VA Western Colorado Health Care System


Voluntary Services

Volunteer or Donate

Welcome to VA Western Colorado Health Care System (WCHCS). Our mission is to serve the veteran through the delivery of timely quality care by staff who demonstrate outstanding customer service, the advancement of health care through research, and the education of tomorrow’s health care providers. VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) works to provide supplemental assistance to hospital staff through the use of caring volunteers and donors.


Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the health care system 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: Student Volunteering - Anyone age 14 or older is eligible to work as a student volunteer with VA. In addition, the James H. Parke Memorial Youth Scholarship Award provides scholarships to exceptional student volunteers. Student volunteering offers valuable training for college or a future job. Corporate Volunteering - Your employees have the skills and talents that VA needs to carry out its mission to 'Serve those who Served'. This can be your chance to give something back to the community while helping America's Veterans. Let the VA tailor a program for your company to utilize your employees' skills in rewarding ways.

Examples of Volunteer Assignments

  • Patient Escort
  • Shuttle Cart Driver
  • Information Desk (Red Coat Ambassador)
  • Recreational Support
  • Admin Support

Contact Information

To volunteer, call (970) 244-1336, click the link below or visit the VA Western Colorado Health Care System. We will be happy to receive your application and discuss how you can help us in our mission to provide comfort and care to America’s veterans.

Voluntary Services Office
2121 North Ave – Room 1418
Grand Junction CO 81501
(970) 244-1336
Monday – Friday (excluding federal holidays)
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


VA has the authority to accept monetary donations, in addition to gift certificates, discount cards, various gift cards, vouchers, etc. Donations provide for the increasing needs of the Veterans we serve. All donations are tax-deductible. Types of Donations

Monetary donations are used to purchase items or services for the comfort and welfare of our Veteran patients, including:

  • Recreational activities and/or supplies
  • Bus tickets
  • Refreshments for patient activities
  • Patient activities
  • National Games

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

  • Hygiene items  
  • Paperback books
  • New clothing, socks and underwear
  • Coffee
  • New packaged socks, gloves, boxers/briefs in all sizes up to 42
  • Sweats/sweatshirts/t-shirts up to size 4 XL
  • Laprobes/blankets

Please contact the Voluntary Services office if you have any questions regarding donations.

Contact Info


  • Building 1, Room 1418

Contact Number(s)

  • 970-244-1336

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Monday - Friday