Volunteer or Donate - Iowa City VA Health Care System
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Iowa City VA Health Care System


Volunteer or Donate

The Iowa City VA depends on the goodwill of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America's heroes.


Simple. Speedy. Safe. E-Donate is now available, which allows anyone who wishes to give back to Veterans a quick, safe and easy way to pledge their support. Through E-Donate, donors can select from a number of accounts at the Iowa City VA Healthcare System. The VA administrative costs are appropriated so donors can be 100% certain their donations will go directly to the funds and Veteran patients they select. A minimum of $5 is required for online donations.  

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Cash donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our veteran patients, including:

  • hygiene products
  • refreshment supplies
  • transportation
  • recreational activities

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

  • new clothing
  • prepaid cellphones and telephone cards
  • long distance telephone cards

To make a cash or non-cash contribution, please contact the Iowa City VA Health Care System Voluntary Service. You can also review our Needs List for additional information.


Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the Iowa City VA 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.

To volunteer, call or visit the Iowa City VA Voluntary Service Office at (319) 338-0581 ext 6270. We will be happy to visit with you and discuss how you can help us in our mission to provide comfort and care to America's veterans.

Online New Volunteer Orientation

New volunteers now have the option to complete part of their orientation online. Follow the steps below to initiate the volunteer process.

Step One: Contact Voluntary Service at (319) 338-0581 ext. 6270 or email vhaiowvolunteer@va.gov to inquire about open positions. Schedule an appointment with Voluntary Service to complete the onboarding process. Please do not to move on to the next step until you have spoken to a Voluntary Service representative at the Iowa City VA.

Step Two: Complete the Volunteer Application, Form 10-7055. Print and sign completed form.

Step Three: Review the Volunteer Handbook. You will use this handbook to complete step Four.

Step Four: Complete the Volunteer Knowledge Quiz. Print and sign the completed quiz.

Step Five: Review Volunteer Privacy Training.

Step Six: Print and sign the Statement of Commitment and Understanding.

Step Seven: Bring all completed documents to your appointment with Voluntary Service staff. During your meeting with Voluntary Service you will begin the process to obtain a Volunteer ID Badge (may include a background check), receive a hospital tour and meet with or schedule a time to meet with your assigned supervisor. Items to bring to your appointment:

• Driver’s license
• If you have been told you will receive a background check, you will need to bring one additional form of ID from the following list: Passport, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Hunting or Fishing License, Military ID, Medicare Card.
• Volunteer Application, Form 10-7055
• Knowledge Quiz
• Privacy Training Document
• Statement of Commitment and Understanding

Volunteer Transportation Drivers (VTN) must complete New Driver Orientation in person. Contact Maritza Rodriguez, Voluntary Service Specialist at (319) 338-0581 ext. 6281 or maritza.rodriguez3@va.gov to initiate this process. 


Voluntary Service
319-338-0581 Ext. 6270



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