As a Veteran volunteer…

  • Assist Veterans in Reminiscing/ Telling Life Stories , including their military story

–      Listen as patient reminisces

–      Record/ videotape patient’s life story

–      Produce a Memory Book or a CD/ DVD

–      Assist Veteran in connecting with the Veteran History Project at www.loc.gov/vets/

  • Call or visit Veterans on Veterans Day and Memorial Day

–      Visit Veterans in their homes, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities or hospitals and VA programs

–      Veteran volunteers might consider wearing their uniform and take part in the ceremony

–      Volunteers could distribute certificates for Veterans Day

–      Children could make Veteran Day cards for distribution

  • Assist patients with grocery shopping
  • Just being there as a friend

–      Listening to stories

–      Being someone they can vent to