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Fargo VA Health Care System

 

Volunteering

About Volunteering
Volunteers provide many essential functions throughout the Fargo VA Healthcare System, Community Based Outpatient Clinics, and Vet Centers to help improve our Veterans’ experience. Volunteers can perform many services, and a volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments.

Requirements
  • Commit to volunteering a minimum of 6 months and 50 hours.
  • Pass a fingerprint/background investigation.
  • Obtain a flu shot. If unable to obtain a flu shot, a mask is to be worn during flu season. Flu shots are provided free of charge to volunteers.
  • Blood draw to screen for exposure to tuberculosis. 
Opportunities
Contact Us
Fargo VA Health Care System Voluntary Service 2101 Elm Street N. Fargo, ND 58078 (701) 239-3700 ext. 9-3395 or email VHAFARVOL@va.gov.

Volunteer Orientation

Step One: Contact Voluntary Service at 701-239-3700 ext. 9-3395 or email vhafarvol@va.gov to schedule an interview and background investigation. Please do not to move on to the next step until you have spoken to a Voluntary Service representative at the Fargo VA.

Items to bring to your appointment:

  1. Driver’s license
  2. One additional form of state or federal issued ID, to include: Passport, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Hunting or Fishing License, Military ID, Medicare Card, VA card, etc.

Voluntary Service staff will contact you if you have been accepted to volunteer with the Fargo VA Health Care System. They will schedule a 2nd appointment to complete the onboarding process.  Follow the steps below to ensure you are prepared for that appointment:

Step Two: Complete the Volunteer Application, Form 10-7055.  Print and sign completed form.

Step Three: Review the Volunteer Handbook. You will use this handbook to complete step Four.

Step Four: Complete the Volunteer Handbook Orientation Knowledge Quiz.  Print and sign the completed quiz.

Step Five: Print and sign the Statement of Commitment and Understanding to indicate you understand the privacy standard you will be held to as a volunteer with the Fargo VA Health Care System.

Step Six: Bring all completed documents to your appointment with Voluntary Service staff.  During your meeting with Voluntary Service you will receive a blood draw to screen for exposure to tuberculosis, a flu shot (if applicable), a hospital tour and may meet with or schedule a time to meet with your assigned supervisor.

Volunteer Transportation Drivers (VTN) must complete New Driver Orientation in person. Contact your County Veterans Service Officer to initiate this process.