Volunteer or Donate - Canandaigua VA Medical Center
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Canandaigua VA Medical Center


Volunteer or Donate

Volunteers provide a wide range of supplemental support and financial assistance to programs for our Veteran patients throughout the year. If you want to volunteer or want more information on how you or your organization can help our Veterans, contact us today.

Donation Of Time:
One of the most generous gifts you can provide is of your time. We have multiple assignments in our facilities that are waiting to be filled by individuals or groups that are willing and able to give of themselves. Contacting the Canandaigua Voluntary Service Office will provide you with more information. Some examples include:

  • Patient Escorts to events, activities and appointments
  • Clerical support
  • Friendly visits
  • Recreational aides

Monetary And Material Goods:
The Medical Center could not provide many of the services we have for our Veterans if it were not for the generosity of people in the community, area Veteran Service Organizations, community organizations, and businesses. Donations of cash and materials supplement the operating budget of the facilities and provide for the increasing needs of the Veterans we serve. Contacting the Voluntary Service at your local VAMC will provide you with more information on ongoing programs and projects that need your help. Recent examples:

  • Veteran Woodshop Upgrades
  • Veteran Off-Campus Outings with Recreational Therapy
  • National Golden Age Games for Veterans over age 55
  • Birthday and Holiday Gift Program for Veterans
  • Items for Expectant Women Veterans
  • Items for the Homeless Program


Steps and Documents to Volunteer

Donation Needs

Guidelines for Donations

*** Submitting requests through this e-mail link is not secure. If you wish to send a secure message, please use the VA National Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) 


Robin Johnson ***
Canandaigua VA Medical Center

Regina Deck
Canandaigua VA Medical Center

Louise Motyka
Canandaigua VA Medical Center

Voluntary Service Staff



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