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Veterans Affairs Offers New Volunteer Orientation Program

May 10, 2012

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Will Ackerman -- Public Affairs Officer

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

4101 Woolworth Avenue (00P)

Omaha, NE  68105

Office:  (402) 995-4719

Cell:  (402) 332-6780






May 10, 2012


Veterans Affairs Offers New Volunteer Orientation Program


OMAHA, Neb. — There is a critical need for volunteers at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Omaha, Neb.


The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System offers a new adult volunteer orientation class May 18 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Education Conference Room on the first floor of the Omaha VA Medical Center, 4101 Woolworth Ave. 


Ideal candidates are people who are 19 or older and have an interest in serving Veterans.


Volunteers are needed in customer service, transportation, patient escort and care areas. Within transportation services, volunteers are needed to transport Veterans to their scheduled appointments at the Omaha VA Medical Center and to other VA health care facilities throughout Nebraska and western Iowa.  Parking lot shuttle drivers are also needed.


Future new volunteer orientation classes for adults will be offered on the first and third Fridays of each month.  


Orientation for student volunteers who are 13 to 18 years old for the summer program will be held June 1 at 1:30 p.m. in the Education Conference Room. For the schedule of class dates, look under Events & Classes at


Contact VA Voluntary Service at 402-995-3283 or 3284 for more information.


VA invites volunteers to come and be part of a special team serving America’s heroes.


The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System’s mission is to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. VA NWIHCS employees serve more than 161,000 Veterans in Nebraska, western Iowa and portions of Kansas and Missouri. The system includes a tertiary medical center in Omaha and a Community Living Center in Grand Island, Neb. Community-based outpatient clinics are located in Lincoln, Grand Island, North Platte, Norfolk, and Bellevue, Neb., and Shenandoah, Iowa; and a contract outreach clinic in O’Neill, Neb. For more information, visit