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VA San Diego Healthcare System


Volunteer or Donate

Thinking of volunteering? We need YOU.

Volunteers are important members of our health care team and we appreciate their time, talents, and energy. Every day they help us provide the highest quality of care to the men and women who served our country.

For more information call (858) 642-3267.

New Service! E-Donate

Simple. Speedy. Safe. The new E-Donate service now available online allows community members who wish to give back to Veterans a quick, safe way to pledge their support. Through E-Donate, donors can select from a number of accounts at the medical center they wish to donate to. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administrative costs are appropriated so donors can be 100 percent certain their donations will go directly to the funds and Veteran patients they select. 

Donated money at our medical center goes to Veteran patient programs, homeless Veteran programs, social services, support groups and other programs that directly help Veterans. The actual donation is made through a secure site at the Department of Treasury’s  A minimum of $5 is required for online donation and you can donate by any electronic means commonly used on the Internet today (i.e. credit card or debit card). You choose the medical center, you choose the amount, and you choose from available options how your money will support local Veterans.


Trust, Estate Planning, and Will Information 

Individuals interested in donating to the VA with Trusts, Estate planning and Wills can address the check to: VA San Diego Healthcare System. The funds can be designated for patient needs or a specific program. A list of specific programs are available on the E Donate button.  Please contact our office for tax ID number at (858) 642-3267.

What can Volunteers do?

There are limited positions for volunteers at the VA San Diego Healthcare System including the Oceanside Outpatient Clinic and the Aspire Center.  Please indicate your top three assignment preferences on the Volunteer Application.  Bring or send the Application to the Voluntary Service Office.  The hours for processing a new volunteer is Monday-Thursday, between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  The Volunteer Staff will do their best to find you a position that serves our Veteran patients and that you will enjoy.

Requirements to Volunteer:

  1. Fill out and sign Volunteer Application 
  2. Fill out and sign Commitment Form for acceptance with VA Supervisor. Voluntary Staff will make appointments.
  3. Complete Fingerprint and background Check at the VA San Diego Medical Center.  One form of State or Government picture ID is needed.
  4. When background is clear, which takes up to two weeks, potential volunteer is contacted and a start date is scheduled.
  5. On first day of work, TB blood draw is done, orientation materials are completed or turned in, badge is obtained, sign in code given.


If you need additional information or have questions about making a donation to benefit Veterans at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, please call (858) 642-3267 .




Donna Fischer
Chief, Voluntary Service
San Diego VAMC, 1st Floor

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Volunteer PSA video.