Volunteer or Donate
The Fargo VA Healthcare System depends on the goodwill of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America's heroes.
Simple. Speedy. Safe. E-Donate is now available, which allows anyone who wishes to give back to Veterans a quick, safe and easy way to pledge their support. Through E-Donate, donors can select from a number of accounts at the Fargo VA Healthcare System. The VA administrative costs are appropriated so donors can be 100% certain their donations will go directly to the funds and Veteran patients they select. A minimum of $5 is required for online donations.
Cash donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our veteran patients, including —
- Wishes on Wings (W.O.W.) – Grants last wishes to Veterans with terminal illnesses through the generosity of donations
- Homeless Veterans Program
- hygiene products
- coffee, juice and supplies for Greeter Program
- premium movie channels and cable services for patient rooms
- recreational activities
- holiday activities for patients
Non-cash contributions are used to make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Items which are accepted include —
- quilts, lap robes, etc.
- gift cards
To make a cash or non-cash contribution, please contact the Fargo VA Healthcare System Voluntary Service or donate online through E-Donate.
Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the Fargo VA Healthcare System 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 Fargo VA Healthcare System Voluntary Service Office at 701-239-3700, dial 9 then ext: 3395. We will be happy to visit with you and discuss how you can help us in our mission to provide comfort and care to America's veterans.
Online New Volunteer Orientation
New volunteers now have the option to complete part of their orientation online. Follow the steps below to initiate the volunteer process.
Step One: Contact Voluntary Service at 701-239-3700 ext. 9-3395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about open positions. Schedule an appointment with Voluntary Service to complete the onboarding process. Please do not to move on to the next step until you have spoken to a Voluntary Service representative at the Fargo VA.
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 Knowledge Quiz. Print and sign the completed quiz.
Step Five: Review Volunteer Privacy Training.
Step Six: Print and sign the Statement of Commitment and Understanding.
Step Seven: Bring all completed documents to your appointment with Voluntary Service staff. During your meeting with Voluntary Service you will begin the process to obtain a Volunteer ID Badge (may include a background check), receive a blood draw to screen for exposure to Tuberculosis, receive a hospital tour and meet with or schedule a time to meet with your assigned supervisor. Items to bring to your appointment:
- Driver’s license
- If you have been told you will receive a background check, you will need to bring one additional form of ID from the following list: Passport, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Hunting or Fishing License, Military ID, Medicare Card.
- Volunteer Application, Form 10-7055
- Knowledge Quiz
- Privacy Training Document
- Statement of Commitment and Understanding