VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
Individual Volunteer Information
First, we would like to thank you for your interest in volunteering with the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS). We consider our volunteers’ valuable members of the Health Care team and encourage all individuals who meet the requirements, and wish to support our nation’s Veterans, to apply for volunteer positions at any of our locations. While many of our volunteers work directly with patients and families, there are those that choose to work behind the scenes.
No matter where you would like to help, our on-boarding process will be able to assist in matching you to the perfect position. VA Eastern Colorado is fortunate to have many community members who are eager to become involved!
How to ApplyBefore stating the application process, please read the requirements below completely so that you are aware of the steps and information needed to complete the process.
RequirementsAll volunteers must:
-Be at least 16 years of age
-Make at least a six-month commitment to volunteer at least once a month for four hours
-Complete and submit the Volunteer Application, ID Card Request and Volunteer Questionnaire
*Can submit them in person or by email to ECHCSVolSvcs@gmail.com
-Complete a Tuberculosis (blood) screening test
-Complete Fingerprinting/Special Agency Check
*Bring TWO forms of identification
*Fingerprints are not required for applicants under 18 years of age
-Attend a Training Class and/or interview with Supervisor of the Clinical area you want to volunteer
-Complete a 30-day probationary period
All volunteers can submit applications at any time. Given the amount of events during November and December, applications and on-boarding can usually be completed within one business week, with the exception of orientation and/or interviews.
What You Can Do
OpportunitiesAll volunteers receive training to prepare them for their volunteer positions. We work to match volunteers with the assignment, day and time that best meets their needs as well as ours.
Here are just a few of the volunteer positions that are available at our facilities:
-Red Coat Ambassador
-Wayfinding (Pathfinder Program)
-Patient Escort Service
-Volunteer Transportation Network Driver
- Contribute to the Veteran community
- Meet interesting people and learn new skills
- Gain valuable learning experiences in the health care setting
Red Coat Ambassador Program
We are excited to present a new volunteer opportunity at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. It's called the Red Coat Ambassador Program and it represents the VA’s commitment to providing the best possible Patient Experience to Veterans & family members using our health care system.
Volunteers who take part in this new program will have the opportunity to be the first friendly face to Veterans, families and guests as they arrive at our facility. Ambassadors will provide information on appointment and staff locations so Veterans can more easily navigate our facility. When a Veteran has a problem that they can’t solve on their own, Ambassadors will be there to provide customer service and recovery.
The Red Coat Ambassador program will be an important new service to our Veterans when we open the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in 2018. If you’d like to be a part of this new and exciting program to help our Veterans, fill out our application and questionnaire, and let us know!