Volunteer or Donate - James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital - Tampa, Florida
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James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital - Tampa, Florida


Volunteer or Donate

January 29, 2021:

Voluntary Service has limited volunteer opportunities available. We are not accepting any youth applications (<18 years old) at this time.
Please contact VHATAMVoluntaryService@va.gov if you have any questions.

Voluntary Service

James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Clinics (JAHVH) provides many services to the Veterans we serve throughout Polk, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteers we can supplement these services and increase the quality of care to America’s heroes.

Volunteers are an integral part of the health care system provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. They are a valuable supplemental addition to the staff and are considered “without compensation” (WOC) employees of the hospital. JAHVH’s Voluntary Service manages both volunteers and the hospital donation program.

At A Glance

  • Approximately 850 regularly scheduled volunteers assist patients and staff annually
  • Volunteers donate over 100,000 of hours of service per year across our main hospital, community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) and other off-site clinic areas
  • Areas of the hospital to benefit from volunteers include: van and shuttle drivers, information desks, nursing units, ambulatory care clinics, chaplain service, nutrition and food service, social work, logistics and warehouse service, spinal cord injury, recreation therapy and many more! All volunteer opportunities are non-clinical in nature.
  • There is over a $3 million impact annually between volunteer hours, monetary, and non-monetary donations
  • Voluntary Service is responsible for reviewing, receiving and acknowledging donations along with managing and distributing all goods and funds.


Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the hospital and help make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Coming from a variety of professions, physical abilities, cultural backgrounds, and schedule availability, we strive to match volunteers to assignments that will have the most impact to allow us to extend and maximize services.


Volunteers can perform several services, with their talents closely matched with one of our many assignments. Available assignments vary throughout the year - Contact the Voluntary Service office to learn about the most current needs (813-972-7533 or VHATAMVoluntaryService@va.gov).


As part of the onboarding to become a volunteer, interested persons must:

  • Be 18 years old (a youth program for students 14-17 is provided during the summer months only – applications for youth are available in mid-February)
  • Undergo a background/fingerprint screening
  • Receive a TB test
  • Complete an application and attend orientation

Voluntary Service does not oversee internships, students seeking academic credit, or individuals seeking to observe/shadow medical personnel.


Contact the Voluntary Service office (813-972-7533 or VHATAMVoluntaryService@va.gov) to start the application process!


Groups interested in volunteering should contact the Voluntary Service office to receive a Group Application. This is used to review the group’s interest and activity and to help with our scheduling to ensure there is no overlap with other groups or conflicts with patient care or therapy activities.


Monetary and non-monetary donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our Veterans. Just as the gift of time from a volunteer is needed, non-monetary items such as personal care items are also appreciated. Our list of needs changes often, so please contact us to discuss accepted donations before dropping anything off.

Voluntary Service is responsible for providing safe and clean donations to our Veterans. Items that do not meet these criteria will be refused.

Monetary donations are essential in providing supplemental services to our Veterans. Donated funds may be deposited in our general-purpose account for the benefit of Veterans, or may be specified for a particular area:

  • General Purpose for the benefit of patients
  • Community Living Center / Haley’s Cove
  • Fisher House
  • Hospice
  • Polytrauma
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Social Work / Homeless Program
  • Spinal Cord Injury Service
  • Other programs not listed can receive specific (earmarked) donations too! Contact the Voluntary Service office (813-972-7533) for information.


Monetary donations may be dropped off in our office or sent to:

James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital

Voluntary Service (135)

13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33612


Make checks payable to:

James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital

Online donations:


This option is a safe, simple way to pledge your support to our Veterans.


Contact Voluntary Service

Voluntary Service (135)

Building 1, Room 2A-215L

13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33612


Phone: 813-972-7533

Fax: 813-903-4865

E-Mail: VHATAMVoluntaryService@va.gov



Voluntary Service Office
Main Hospital, 2nd Floor



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