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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.

Honoring Our Heroes


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

1,300+
Residents in Six Homes

2,993+
Volunteers in 2019 

100,000+
Hours Volunteered
1.8
Volunteer to Veteran Ratio



Questions About Volunteering?

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

Apply for A Volunteer Opportunity




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