Volunteer at VAMC and CBOCs

Like all medical facilities, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics need volunteers. These volunteers are needed because many hospitalized veterans have no family or friends, and may be very far from home.

Volunteers perform a wide range of duties. Some enjoy direct contact with patients. Others assist the VA’s professional staff in ways that involve little patient contact. Your role as a volunteer can be as basic, and as important, as just being a friend to a patient.

DAV and DAV Auxiliary work with VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) to bring patients a touch of home…a personal contact…the feeling that they are remembered…and that they are still a part of a community.

No matter what your inclination may be, there’s a volunteer role you’ll enjoy. Show our country’s veterans you’re grateful for their sacrifices….Volunteer today!

If you would like to be a volunteer, please contact a DAV VAVS representative at a VA medical facility nearest to you:

Joseph Lempa
DAV VAVS Representative
Middleton VA Medical Center
2500 Overlook Terrace
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608.256.1901 ext. 17030

Curtis Gibeaut
DAV VAVS Representative
500 East Veterans Street
Tomah VA Medical Center
Tomah, WI 54660
Phone: 800.872.8662 ext. 62230

Mike Lang
DAV VAVS Representative
C J Zablocki VAMC
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53295
Phone: 414.384.2000 ext. 41810

David Karban
DAV VAVS Representative
Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center
325 East H Street
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Phone: 906.396.4034

Lenny Sheier
DAV VAVS Representative
Minneapolis VA Medical Center
One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: 715.237.2418

Richard Nolan
DAV VAVS Representative
Twin Ports VA Clinic
3520 Tower Avenue
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715.398.2957


Locate your local VA medical facility in the VA Medical Center Directory.


Wisconsin has State Veterans Homes at King, Union Grove and Chippewa Falls. Volunteer at these facilities and help make these veterans lives brighter. Contact:

Donald McGowan
Wisconsin Veterans Home at King
DAV Voluntary Services Representative
N2665 County Road QQ
King, WI 54946
Phone: 715.745.2609

Ronald Karaway
Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove
21425 G Spring Street
Union Grove, WI 53182
Phone: 262.577.5366