Important information from VA Portland
We would like to recognize VA Portland’s volunteers who donate their time, talents and resources to support VA in its mission to care for Veterans.
VA established Voluntary Service over 74 years ago and is one of the largest centralized volunteer programs in the federal government.
Volunteers carry on a proud history within VAPORHCS. Over 500 volunteers support services such as Patient Escort, Bio-Med, My HealtheVet, Transition Care Management, Social Work, Supply Chain Management, Voluntary Service (office, information desk and Guest Shuttle Program), etc. Our Volunteers also provide special touches by making appointment reminder calls, visiting patients, delivering comfort items, transporting patients (DAV Program), and serving as Red Coat Ambassadors.
In fiscal year 2019, volunteers donated 82,916 hours which equates to 53 full time positions for a year!
Thank you, VA volunteers, for your smiles, listening ears and the special touch you so willingly offer.