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Lexington VA Health Care System


Volunteer or Donate

Lexington VA Medical Center depends on the goodwill of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America's heroes.


Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the medical center and help make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers can perform a number of services, and a volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments.

To volunteer, call or visit the Lexington VA Medical Center Voluntary Service Office. We will be happy to receive your application or discuss how you can help us in our mission to provide comfort and care to America's veterans.

Lexington VA Medical Center
Voluntary Service
1101 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY 40502
859-233-4511 Ext. 2298

Alternatively, please visit our National Voluntary Service website at www.va.gov/volunteer/ for complete information about VA Voluntary Service.

New Volunteer Orientation

Individuals interested in volunteering at the Lexington Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center should call either Patrick Sinclair at Ext 2297 or Mary Pippen at Ext 5254 for a One-on-One orientation. You will receive information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Lexington VA Medical Center, a listing of volunteer opportunities, the application process to become a volunteer, and various training topics.

New Service! E-Donate

Simple. Speedy. Safe. The new E-Donate service now available online allows community members who wish to give back to Veterans a quick, safe way to pledge their support. Through E-Donate, donors can select from a number of accounts at the medical center they wish to donate to. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administrative costs are appropriated so donors can be 100 percent certain their donations will go directly to the funds and Veteran patients they select.

Donated money at the Lexington VA Medical Center supports a number of programs designed to enhance to comfort, care, and well-being of Veterans and their families. The actual donation is made through a secure site at the Department of Treasury’s http://www.pay.gov. A minimum of $5 is required for online donation and you can donate by any electronic means commonly used on the Internet today (i.e. credit card or debit card). You choose the medical center, you choose the amount, and you choose from available options how your money will support local Veterans.

E-Donate logo




Click on the E-Donate logo above to visit the donation site.


Cash donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our veteran patients, including —

  • Coffee supplies (coffee, creamer, sugar, etc.)
  • Volunteer and Veteran recognization events
  • Holiday gift items
  • Recreation activities
  • Emergency financial assistance for patients
  • Veterans who served in Iraq/Afghanistan

Non-cash contributions are used to make our patients stay more enjoyable. Items which are accepted include —

  • DVD movies
  • Coffee supplies (coffee, creamer, sugar, etc.)
  • New/gently used clothing items
  • Telephone calling cards
  • Lex-Tran bus tokens

To make a cash or non-cash contribution, please contact the Lexington VA Medical Center Voluntary Service.


Voluntary Service
1101 Veterans Drive, Lexington KY 40502
859-233-4511 Ext. 2298



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