"You cannot help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself."
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Welcome to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS), VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) website. VAVS is the largest Volunteer program in the Federal Government and our history reaches back to 1946. VAVS Volunteers have contributed over 676 million hours of time and expertise to improve the lives of Veterans, nationally.
Within the past 11 years, the local VAVS has expanded services to all medical facilities within the VASNHS. These include the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Medical Center (MOFMC) at Nellis Air Force Base, the Psychosocial Rehabilitative Recovery Center (PRRC), the Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS)/Veterans' Outreach Center (Vet Center) in Las Vegas and Henderson NV, the Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans Clinic, our Community Base Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Pahrump, Nevada, the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City, Nevada, and nine sites throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the Medical Center and help make our Veteran patients' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers perform a number of services and their talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments.
In FY 2011, 747 VA Volunteers donated 169,706 hours to the VASNHS. These valuable hours equated to over $3,624,920.16 in savings to the VA. In these challenging times, our VA Volunteers are ensuring America's Heroes get the best care possible and exemplify appreciation of a grateful nation.
To Volunteer, call (702) 791-9000 ext. 15051 to arrange for an interview to discuss your interests and skills as they pertain to our mission to provide comfort and care to America's Veterans.
Monetary donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our Veteran patients. These include:
Non-monetary contributions are used to make our Veteran patient's stay more enjoyable. Items which are accepted include:
To make donation, please contact the VA Voluntary Service office at (702) 791-9134