The New York State (NYS) Veterans Homes are dedicated to providing highest quality skilled nursing home services to veterans and their families in a family-oriented environment through programs, services, and activities.
Volunteers at the NYS Veterans Homes make a difference in the lives of residents, families, and staff every day. Their responsibilities are varied and extensive. Our goal is to make your volunteer experience a valuable one, while also benefiting our residents.
How to Become a Volunteer
- Download and complete the volunteer application
- Submit the Volunteer Application to the NYS Veterans Home for which you wish to volunteer at. The contact information at each Veterans Home is provided below. You may email or mail-in the application.
- Once your application has been submitted, you can expect to be contacted by nursing home staff. A tour and in-person or virtual interview will follow.
For any questions, please contact the facility at the below phone number.
Oxford Veterans Home
- Jennifer Scheuer, Director of Recreation Therapy and Volunteer Services
Phone: (607) 843-3177
Address: 4211 State Hwy 220
Oxford, NY 13830
St. Albans Veterans Home
- Samuel Deirdre
Phone: (718) 990-0358
Address: 178-50 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11434-1467
Batavia Veterans Home
- Darla Cunningham – Nursing Home Activity Assistant II
Phone: (585) 345-2019
Address: 220 Richmond Ave
Batavia, NY 14020
Montrose Veterans Home
- Shari Wall
Phone: (914) 788-6175
Address: 2090 Albany Post Road
Montrose, NY 10548
Benefits of Volunteering
- Volunteering provides an opportunity to help others,
- Meet new people,
- Keep your mind sharp,
- Explore health careers,
- Fulfill educational, school, church and community-service requirements
- Expand your professional network
- Free on-site parking*
- Continuing education opportunities
- Internship credit
- Flexible Hours
Potential Volunteer Opportunities!
Volunteer support at the NYS Veterans Homes is an exceptional and much appreciated service. Individual volunteers contribute in a variety of areas of residents' lives. Many offer personal attention during activities such as bingo games, card games, concerts and parties as well as church services and other large group events. Other volunteers do more personal things like mending services, transporting residents to and from their therapy sessions, medical or personal appointments within the facility. Other volunteers may perform room visits to residents to tend and water houseplants, write letters, read mail or just chat. The activities performed by volunteers are critical to supporting a positive and health quality of life for our residents.
We also welcome the support from a number of community organizations, including, American Legion and Auxiliaries, VFW, and ELKS Clubs, among other organizations. These organizations contribute to the residents' quality of life by creative fundraising, volunteer services and entertainment opportunities.
We can't complete our mission without support from volunteers like you!