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Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

 

Volunteer or Donate

Building Friendships Volunteer

Tuscaloosa VAMC depends on the goodwill of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America's Veterans.

Volunteer

Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the Medical Center and help make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers can perform a number of services, and a volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments.

To volunteer, call or visit the Tuscaloosa VAMC Voluntary Service Office. We will be happy to receive your application or discuss how you can help us in our mission to provide comfort and care to America's veterans.

Giving back by Volunteering  


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Application Packet
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the following application forms and return them to the Volunteer Office at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs campus.

Tuscaloosa Volunteer Application Process

Download Volunteer Application Forms

Volunteer TMS Privacy & Information Security Steps

Employee Health Information Form

Federal Employment Declaration

Donate

Cash donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our veteran patients, including —

  • hygiene products
  • refreshment supplies
  • cable television for spinal cord injury patients
  • recreational activities

Non-cash contributions are used to make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Items which are accepted include —

  • magazines
  • coffee and cookies
  • new or gently used clothing
  • telephone cards

If you are interested in donating clothing or making a cash donation please fill out the following form and bring it along with your donation to the Volunteer Services office at the Tuscaloosa Medical Center.  Donation Form 


THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF NEEDED ITEMS YOU COULD DONATE THAT WOULD ENHANCE THE LIVES OF, AND BE MUCH APPRECIATED BY, THE PATIENTS OF THE TUSCALOOSA VA MEDICAL CENTER:

CALL 205-554-3550 or (205) 554-2000 ext. 1-3550 TO ARRANGE RECEIPT OF YOUR DONATION

 

Personal Comfort Items Needed for Patients

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF NEEDED ITEMS YOU COULD DONATE THAT WOULD

ENHANCE THE LIVES OF, AND BE MUCH APPRECIATED BY, THE RESIDENTS

OF THE TUSCALOOSA VA MEDICAL CENTER:

40 T-Shirts (same color) for Community Living Center Veterans to wear on field trips. sizes L, 1X, 2X, 3XL, 4XL

 

Men’s shower shoes all sizes (urgent need) sizes Med, L, 1X, 2X, 3X

Clear backpacks

 

New/Used in excellent condition - Men’s blue jeans large sizes 34, 36, 38, 40, 42

Gift cards for the movie theater

Purses

T-shirts white (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X (not used)

Nonskid socks/slippers

Alzheimer's and Dementia Therapy Pet Cats/Dogs

Baseball caps

Shampoo, (3 in 1) body wash spray deodorant, liquid soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, razors

Coats, sweaters, jackets, vests, sweat shirts

(ladies and men sizes

Men tennis shoes and dress shoes sizes 11 -15

Suits and dresses, shirts all sizes

Duffle bags

Spiral notebooks

Decaf Coffee for Veterans Coffee Bar

(Large Cans)

New casual dockers slacks men sizes 36-44

Feminine hygiene products and bra’s all sizes

Belts - M, L, XL, 2X, 3X

Mouthwash without alcohol, toothbrushes

Men and lady’s underwear (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X

Hair brushes and combs, shaving cream

Sweaters (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X (not used)

Suitcases

Gift card for bowling

Wheelchairs

Packaged snacks and crackers

Long sleeve shirts and polo shirts L, XL, 2X, 3X Hard back/paperback books

Stamps for mailing letters

             

 


Items Currently Not Accepted

Mouthwash with alcohol

VHS Movies (Only DVD accepted)

Used Undergarments

Magazines

Cassette Tapes (only CDs accepted)

Over-the-counter medicines and medication powders and lotions

Used crutches, walkers, portable toilets, prosthetic limbs, medical supplies (Diabetic syringes) etc.

Used ear plugs for IPod and cellphones,

 

Hard Back/Paperback Books

Used Shoes

Electric Scooters and Wheelchairs

Medium, large, xlarge, xxlarge and xxxlarge belts

 

TO DONATE, PLEASE MAKE YOUR CHECK OUT TO TVAMC AND ATTACH A LETTER EXPLAINING HOW YOUR DONATION IS TO BE USED. IF YOU WISH US TO DETERMINE HOW BEST TO USE YOUR DONATION, INDICATE UNSPECIFIED DONATION IN YOUR LETTER. EITHER WAY, AN EXPLANATION OF HOW YOUR DONATION WAS USED (ALONG WITH A RECEIPT) WILL BE INCLUDED IN A DONATION CONFIRMATION LETTER WE SEND YOU.

 

MAIL YOUR CHECK AND LETTER TO:
TVAMC MEDICAL CENTER 
VOLUNTARY SERVICE, 1st FLOOR, ROOM 149
3701 LOOP ROAD EAST
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA 35404
 

YOUR MONETARY AND NON-MONETARY DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND WILL BE VERIFIED



Examples of donations 

                                                           Community of Volunteers

New Service! E-Donate

Electronic Donation.

Simple. Speedy. Safe. The new E-Donate service now available on-line 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 funds 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 the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center goes to programs that support veterans like recreational therapy. The actual donation is made through a secure site at the Department of Treasury. 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, debit card, etc.). To donate click the E-donate picture above or HERE.

Contact

Deborah J. Cain
Voluntary Services Officer
Tuscaloosa VAMC
205-554-2000 Ext. 3550
Deborah.Cain@va.gov

Jeffrey Bennett
Program Management Officer
Selma Outpatient Clinic
205-554-2000 Ext. 6601
Jeffrey.Bennett@va.gov

E-Donate

Videos

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