Help us help our Veterans!
Volunteers are an important part of the Arizona State
Veteran Home. Volunteers are the constant reminder to our Veterans that the community
appreciates the sacrifices they have made for our Country. Through visiting the
home on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis, individual volunteers and organizations
make the Arizona State Veteran Home a thriving hub of activity and social exchange.
Our Volunteer program offers a variety of opportunities. If you can not find one
that interests you, please let us know so we can design one especially to meet your
needs. You may volunteer in the operations of the home such as being an escort for
veterans to hospital appointments or a clerk in our gift shop. If you want to volunteer
on a personal level with the Veterans you may be interested in our Adopt A Vet Program
that offers 5 levels of volunteer experiences:
The Caring Companion program is for people who are able to come in
on a weekly basis to visit with a veteran. Based on the volunteer's interests,
they are matched with a veteran. Volunteers come in and do a variety of activities
such as reading them the newspaper, playing a game of cards or taking them next
door for a stroll in Steele Indian School park. Our veterans who do not have family
members close by are usually placed in this program. This allows the veterans with
minimal visitors to have someone in the community become their "adopted"
The Friends of Veterans program is for people whose schedules are
busy but who still want to make a personal connection with a veteran. This program
requires a volunteer to visit a minimum of 1 time per month, but may visit more
if their schedule allows. These veterans are more independent but need to know that
someone out in the community still cares and appreciates the sacrifices they made
for our country.
The Program Sponsorship is great for organizations, a family or a
group of friends. This program allows groups to come in once a month, once a quarter
or once a year to provide a special program to the veterans. For example we currently
have the Elks and the American Legion who sponsor bingo nights. They bring in all
of the volunteers, we provide the supplies and they run the games. Hospice of the
Valley sponsors a weekly "happy hour" complete with non-alcoholic beer
and a variety of card games. We are looking for others to make a commitment to organize
poker, pinochle or other games.
The Special Event Escort program is for people who enjoy helping out
with a one day event such as escorting veterans on a casino trip or helping to serve
a holiday meal. We send out e-mails to those interested of upcoming volunteer opportunities.
The Special Event Entertainment program is for individuals or groups
who would like to come in for a day to sing, dance or show their appreciation to
our Veterans in some other creative manner. This program is ideal for musicians,
artists, school or scouting groups.
If you would like someone to contact you regarding volunteer opportunities at the
Arizona State Veteran Home please provide the following contact information: