Volunteer or Donate - VA Hudson Valley Health Care System
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VA Hudson Valley Health Care System


Volunteer or Donate

The Hudson Valley Health Care System depends on the goodwill of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America's heroes.


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 Hudson Valley Health Care System 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.


To make a cash or non-cash contribution, please contact the Hudson Valley HCS Voluntary Service.

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

Hours of Operation for Food Pantry

  • FDR Campus, Bldg. 12, Room 18
    • Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00AM - 12:00PM & Thursday, 9:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 3:00PM; Tel# 914-737-4400, x2639
  • Castle Point Campus, Bldg. 21, Room 200A
    •  Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00AM - 2:00PM; Tel# 845-831-2000, x4164

Hours of Operation for Clothing Store

  • FDR Campus, Bldg. 15, Room 15
    • Tuesday and Thursday 9:00AM - 11:00AM and 12:00PM - 1:45PM; Tel# 914-737-4400, x3703
  • Castle Point Campus, Bldg. 21, Room 200A
    • Monday through Friday 10:00AM - 2:00PM; Tel# 831-2000, x5433

Hours of Operation for Service Organizations/National Service Representatives

  • FDR Campus, Bldg 14, Room 10, American EXPOW NSO Rep
    • Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00AM - 2:00PM; Tel# 914-737-4400, x2303
  • Castle Point Campus, Bldg. 15, Room H-002, American EXPOW NSO Rep
    • Monday through Friday 10:00AM - 2:00PM (by appt.); Tel# 845-831-2000, x5872
  • Castle Point Campus, Bldg. E-101, 1st Floor, Disabled American Veterans NSO Rep
    • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00AM - 3:00PM; Tel 845-831-2000, x5097

Volunteer TrainingAnnual Mandatory Training

Volunteers at our facility are required to complete annual mandatory training. To complete the training, please follow these instructions:

  1. Right-click on the training manual link below. Left-click on "Save Target As" or "Save As" from the shortcut menu.
  2. Save the manual on your local computer.
  3. Open and print the document. Read it, complete the test and sign the last page.
  4. Bring the completed test pages and last page to the Voluntary Service Office.
  5. NOTE: If you don't have a printer, you can complete the training in the Voluntary Service Office.

Volunteer Training manual (PDF format)

Hudson Valley Health  Care System Voluntary Service Contacts

  • Yvette Rodriguez, Chief, Montrose (FDR) Campus & Castle Point, 914-737-4400 x3714
  • Deborah Loughran, Voluntary Service Specialist (Castle Point), 845-831-2000, x5375
  • Alan J. Rios, Program Asst. (Castle Point), 845-831-2000, x5135
  • Ellie Schaffer, Voluntary Service Specialist (FDR), 914-737-4400, x3715
  • Vacant, Program Asst. (FDR), 914-737-4400, x3713 


Voluntary Service
Montrose Campus
914-737-4400 Ext. 3715

Voluntary Service
Castle Point Campus
845-831-2000 Ext. 5135



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