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VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System


Volunteer or Donate

VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare 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 for our VA medical center facilities 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 VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare 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.


Cash donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our veteran patients.  100% of donations made to VA medical centers reach the Veteran, there are NO adminstrative costs.  Purchases for Veterans include —

  • Hygiene products
  • Refreshment supplies
  • Recreational activities
  • Items needed for specific programs including
    • Pet therapy supplies
    • Personalized holiday gifts for every In-patient

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

  • Coffee, cookies, and/or popcorn
  • New clothing, shower shoes, or sneakers
  • Telephone cards
  • Note cards or paper, pens, stamps

To make a cash or non-cash contribution, contact the VA Central Western Massachusetts Voluntary Service.


Anne Murray
Voluntary Program Officer
Voluntary Service Office, Recreation Hall, Building 11, First Floor

Christina Bertrand
Voluntary Services Specialist
Voluntary Services Office, Recreation Hall, Building 11
413-584-4040 Ext. 2340

The Eagle Newsletter


Volunteer PSA video.