The El Paso VA Health Care System consists of the Health Care Center in El Paso and two community based outpatient clinics located in East El Paso and in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Volunteers can be found working side-by-side with staff at all facilities. The facilities are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:45 p.m. (except Federal holidays). Tuesday 9 a.m. through 4:45 p.m. The minimum age for volunteers is 14 years and there is no maximum!. All volunteers are required to complete a background check, a complete volunteer orientation and TB test.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:45 p.m. (except Federal holidays). Tuesday, 9 a.m. through 4:45 p.m.
Volunteers serve our veterans for a variety of reasons such as wanting to give back for our veterans sacrifices, staying active in their community, enjoyment of communication, and much more. Volunteers who work 4 hours or more a day are provided a meal in our Patriot Cafe.
Every year volunteers are recognized and have a great time at the Volunteer Awards Banquet held during Volunteer Recognition Week.
To top of the list of benefits are free flu shots, TB tests, parking, free volunteer apparel and an identification badge.
Voluntary Service also coordinates many of the internal special events held at the facility. Such events include National Salute to Veterans, Empty Stocking Campaign, Volunteer Awards Programs, Memorial Day, National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, fund raising events, and volunteer training.
Each VA Medical Center has a VA Voluntary Service Committee comprised of representatives from the various veteran organizations who have members participating in the VAVS program. This committee is an advisory body and helps coordinate established plans and policies for volunteer participation.