Under the management of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the VA Long Beach Healthcare System draws on the skills of volunteers to support veterans in its hospitals. Volunteers can assist with a variety of non-medical duties, ranging from bringing in donations of comfort items to planning menus and shopping.
Other volunteer opportunities include driving patients to appointments, answering questions at the information desk, and making reminder calls to patients with appointments. For further information about scheduled hours for these volunteer services or to find another opportunity, visit www.longbeach.va.gov. Those with particular talents can also employ their skills in an individual-based fashion upon consultation with the hospital faculty.