Volunteer Service Program

The Volunteer Service Program is designed to support men and women who are blinded or experiencing significant visual impairment by providing programs and support through volunteerism. Veterans Association Volunteers are one of our most important assets, providing much needed services for all aspects of a blinded veteran’s life.

BVA is a member of the VAVS (Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services) National Advisory Committee. As a Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services Member (VAVS), you will have the opportunity to assist veterans by augmenting staff in settings such as hospital wards, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, outpatient clinics, domiciles, community-based volunteer programs, home-based respite programs, end-of-life care programs, veterans outreach centers, national cemeteries, and the Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Offices. The VAVS volunteers are a priceless asset to our blinded veterans.

Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services (VAVS) Partnership

The VAVS Partnership is a plan for community participation in VA’s program for providing health care and treatment to our nation’s veterans. Through this partnership, community volunteer efforts are brought together and become a meaningful part of the program for patients in VA health care facilities.

Who can be a VAVS Volunteer? ANYONE! BVA members, their families, their friends, and members of the community make great volunteers. We can always use more help. Bring in other volunteers and sponsor them at your local VA Medical Center and BVA will receive the credit. Qualifications to volunteer are but a willingness to contribute time and energy and a commitment to helping our veterans. Becoming a Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Volunteer is a rewarding and fulfilling experience that you will never forget.