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VA Long Beach Healthcare System

Volunteer Assignments

We've listed some of the ways you can volunteer below. However, if you have special skills to offer, please call us so we can discuss how you can best use your talents to help our patients.

Provide Comfort Items and Shop for our Hospitalized Veterans

Volunteers provide service to hospitalized veterans at the Long Beach Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Do non-medical tasks such as menu planning, shopping, letter writing, and delivering donated comfort items. Volunteers work at the hospital Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

Volunteer Van Drivers

Help pick-up outpatients receiving chemotherapy, dialysis, radiation therapy, and other outpatient appointments. To fill this role, you must have a current drivers license and automobile insurance and pass a physical exam. Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, or 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

Information Desk Volunteer

Help patients and visitors with information and clinic locations. Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, or 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.

Parking Lot Golf Cart Drivers

Help outpatients in our large parking areas with access to the medical center. To fill this role, you must have a current drivers license. Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, or 12:00 noon - 3:30 p.m.

Volunteer Office Assistant

Help different medical or administrative offices in the medical center. Duties include filing, answering phones, and greeting and directing patients. Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, or 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.

Pharmacy Assistant

Help the inpatient pharmacies with medication deliveries throughout the medical center. Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Volunteer Menu Assistant

Help patients located in the Spinal Cord Injury Service with selective menus. Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Volunteer Patient Reminder Caller

Help make phone calls to remind patients about their scheduled appointments. Open hours.

Discharge Patient Survey Caller

Call patients who have been discharged from the medical center and record their responses for a survey. Open hours.

Patient Escort Volunteers

Provide assistance with pushing patients in wheelchairs to their scheduled appointments. Open hours.

Amenity Relief Volunteer

Assist and support nursing staff on inpatient units providing amenities and special attention to patients as needed. Open hours.

Magazine / Book Cart

Sort donated magazines and books, and take the cart to designated waiting areas. Open hours.

Mail Room Assistant

Complete mail room projects and deliver mail to medical center departments. Open hours.