Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital

 

Volunteer or Donate

Celebrating our Volunteers

https://vaww.cms.webdev.va.gov/BEDFORD/services/Voluntary_Service/Volunteer_of_Year_2013.jpg 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Volunteer of the Year

Mr. Carabbio has been a volunteer for over 13 years.   Each Monday he comes into the Voluntary Service Office with his cheerful disposition and prepares the daily coffee cart to go around to the different units in the Hospital.  The Veterans on the units look forward to the coffee and cookies but most of all the personal touch that Joe delivers.  He has such a deep compassion for the Veterans, staff and other volunteers.   You feel better just being around him.   On the rare occasions that he cannot come in, he makes sure that he informs us so that the Veterans are not left waiting.   Joe is not interested in any type of recognition; he simply wants to serve our Veterans and has a tremendous respect for each and every one of them.  He is so deserving of this award and I hope you will consider him for it.

https://vaww.cms.webdev.va.gov/BEDFORD/services/Voluntary_Service/Bedford_VA_Awards.jpgGroup of the Year

The Wakefield Elks are a huge presence in our volunteer program.  The group sponsors many programs throughout the hospital.  Their programs include “adopt a ward” in conjunction with their monthly bingos.  During the summer they hold two cookouts and supply tickets for our Veterans to attend a Pawtucket Red Sox game.  The group also sponsors a Veteran off station trip to Cape Cod.

Volunteers in the picture are Charlie Kay (middle-left) and Susan Gilbert-Sexton (middle-right) 

Volunteer Program
Veterans' DayVoluntary Service is committed to supporting the Bedford VAMC mission to improve the lives of our Veteran patients.  The Volunteer program’s goal is to provide hospital staff with clinical, administrative, and technical volunteer support through the recruitment of qualified, motivated, and patient focused individuals.

Bedford VA Medical Center benefits from the services of over 700 individual volunteers each year.  Over 75 volunteers are on duty each day helping to make this a health care center of excellence.  Volunteers from all ages and life experiences serve in many capacities at the Bedford VAMC.  The mission of the Bedford VAMC Volunteer Program is to be recognized as a leader in the utilization of volunteers, community resources and charitable donations and to enhance Veteran satisfaction through the delivery of compassionate, high quality care. 

Volunteer Opportunities

There are a wide variety of Volunteer Opportunities available at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital. Positions are available to suit your individual interests. Assignments are available during the day, evenings and weekends.

A few examples of volunteer assignments are:

  • Hospice Volunteer-provides companionship and assistance to Veterans who are entering the final stages of life. Volunteers “fill in” and provide comfort at the bedside at times when family and friends are unable to be present.
  • Information Desk- Greet visitors, provide directions to various areas within the hospital, and answer general information questions
  • Chapel Escort-Transport patients in wheelchairs or on gurneys to and from the chapel to attend Catholic Mass on Saturday 4:00 pm or Sunday 10:00 am or Protestant Service on Sunday 9:00 am.
  • Office Administration- Support employees with general clerical work to include answering phone, filing, word processing, data input  and reception of Veteran patients and visitors.
  • Volunteer Drivers- Drive government vehicles to transport Veterans to scheduled medical appointments at the hospital.  Must pass a physical; possess valid drivers license and auto insurance.
  • Adopt-a-Veteran– Volunteer weekly one-on-one with a hospitalized Veteran.
  • Recreation- Accompany patients to activities both on and off campus.  Help with event set-up and bring patients from their rooms to participate in activities.
  • Adopt-a-Ward Program- A volunteer group sponsors recreation activities on various in-patient units.
  • Coffee Program Volunteer- Visit inpatient units and serve coffee to patients.

For more information please call Volunteer Service at 781-687-3076 to make an appointment for an interview.

Contact

Joseph Dooley
Chief Voluntary Service
781-687-3074

Deborah Murchie
Voluntary Service Specialist
781-687-2422

Sarah Slagle
Voluntary Service Specialist
781-687-3076

Linda Mitchell
Voluntary Service Specialist
781-687-2352

Alexander Gagnon
Program Support Assistant
Voluntary Services Building 61, Room B09
781-687-2356
Alexander.Gagnon@va.gov

E-Donate
The Eagle Newsletter

Videos

Volunteer PSA video.