Volunteer Assignments - VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois
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VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois


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.

Volunteer Van Drivers

Help transport outpatient Veterans to VAIHCS Danville Medical Center in a government-owned vans stationed in Decatur, Peoria, Springfield, Champaign, Effingham (IL), Crawfordsville and Terre Haute (IN).  To fill this role, you must meet the volunteer driver qualifications (physical exam, current driver's license and insurance, background check, etc.) This assignment helps meet the needs of Veterans with transportation difficulties. Hours:  Per Van Schedules

Chapel Escort
Provide assistance with escorting wheelchair-bound veterans to Chapel Services every Sunday morning. Hours:   8:30 -11:00 a.m.   Sundays

Nursing Escort
Provide assistance with escorting wheelchair-bound veterans to and from scheduled appointments within the medical center.:
Hours:  8:00 -11:30 a.m. or 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Mon-Fri

Hospitality Coffee Cart
Deliver coffee to veterans (while awaiting appointments) in waiting areas of designated clinics.
Hours: 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.  Mon-Fri

Mail Room Assistant
Complete mail room projects, mail sorting, and deliver mail to medical center departments.
Hours: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Mon-Fri

Recreation Activities Volunteer
Assist Recreation Therapists with various scheduled activities:  Hours Races, Bunco, Roulette, Poker, Bingo, Cookouts, Games, Entertainment, etc.
Hours:   as scheduled to include evening and weekends)

Information Desk - Ambassadors
Help patients and visitors with information and clinic locations.
Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon or 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Library Assistant
Provide assistance with library projects in both Patient and Medical Libraries, sort donated magazines and books; book cart deliveries to designated areas, etc.
Hours:  8:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Mon-Fri

Clothing Room Clerk
Issue needed clothing articles to referred veterans.  Help sort, size, and shelve donated clothing items in Volunteer Clothing Room.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tuesday & Friday

Greenhouse Volunteer
Assist manager with watering, planting, and seeding needs at Greenhouse. Provide assistance with beautification projects.  Provide gardening tips and answer any questions veterans may have about gardening.
Hours:   8:00 – 11:00 a.m.   Mon/Wed/Fri