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Volunteer at a Veterans Home

While residents and staff members at each Veterans Home work together to build a strong network of care and support, we rely on our dedicated volunteers to help maintain the positive, supportive and very patriotic atmosphere we have created. We work with all kinds of volunteers – from students to retirees to veteran service organizations – who help to organize outings and activities, or just spend an afternoon hanging out with our residents. In addition to day-to-day activities and functions, volunteers also contribute their spare time to participate in special events with our residents such as Veterans Day and Memorial Day celebrations.

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Honoring Our Heroes

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I love spending time with the veterans. They are very special to me. 
-Gloria, SWVC Volunteer

Residents in Six Homes

Volunteers in 2019 

Hours Volunteered
Volunteer to Veteran Ratio

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How to Apply 

The Veterans' Homes Volunteer application, in pdf format, can be saved to your computer to print of fill out on your computer. You can also complete the appication on the website and then save to your computer. Once complete, email or mail the completed application to the home. Each application has mail and email details on page four of its application. Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Choose which Home you are interested in applying to volunteer at, and click on its application below.

- Delaware Valley Veterans Home, Philadelphia - Volunteer Application​ - (PDF)

- Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton (Lackawanna County) - Volunteer Application​ - (PDF)

- Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home, Hollidaysburg (Blair County) - Volunteer Application​​ - (PDF) 

- PA Soldiers' and Sailors Home, Erie (Erie County) - Volunteer Application​ - (PDF) 

- Southeastern Veterans' Center, Spring City (Chester County) - Volunteer Application​ - (PDF)

- Southwestern Veterans' Center, Pittsburgh - Volunteer Application​ - (PDF) 

If you have questions about volunteering at one of the six Veterans Homes, call one of the our Volunteer Coordinators:

- Delaware Valley Veterans Home, Philadelphia (Philadelphia County), 215-856-2743

- Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton (Lackawanna County), 570-961-4380

- Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home, Hollidaysburg (Blair County), 814-696-5371

- Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors Home, Erie (Erie County), 814-878-4961

- Southeastern Veterans' Center, Spring City (Chester County), 610-948-2418

- Southwestern Veterans' Center, Pittsburgh (Allegheny County), 412-665-6790

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Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”

Erma Bombeck
American Humorist