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Volunteer at NHVH

Supervisor of Volunteer Activities
(603) 527-4449

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Opportunities

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The Volunteer Program at the New Hampshire Veterans Home offers many opportunities to work in diverse areas such as: Librarian/Multimedia aide, Activities Assistant, Storekeeper, Friendly Visitor, Pet Therapy, Feeding Assistant (an 8-hour training class is required and is provided by NHVH), and Activities Outing Assistant (helping out with outside trips on the NHVH bus).

A volunteer can work one day a week or several, as long as we can create a consistent schedule. Every effort is made to match a volunteer's interests with our residents' needs to keep everyone happy. NHVH volunteers go through an orientation and each volunteer is supervised by a staff person. We also have an animal-assisted therapy program through our Volunteer Services Department, through which residents may receive regular visits from approved pets and their handlers.

Veterans' Service and Civic Organizations

Volunteers serving  on Cruise Night
Volunteers serving at Cruise Night

Veterans' Service and Civic Organizations like the American Legion, AMVETS, the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Elks, the New Hampshire Veterans' Association, the Air Force Sergeants Association, 40/8 (an extension of the American Legion), the Emblem Club, MOAA (Military Officers Association), the Masons, the Knights of Columbus, and many others contribute enormously to the Quality of Life of the New Hampshire Veterans Home residents.

These organizations sponsor bingo games, host NHVH residents for lunches or dinners at their local posts, donate funds for Christmas presents, and spend countless hours visiting the residents. Their commitment to our residents is truly admirable and greatly appreciated. If you belong to an organization that would like to visit our veterans, please contact the Therapeutic Recreation Department at (603) 527-4816 or (603) 527-4889, or the Supervisor of Volunteer Activities at (603)527-4449..

The Sunshine Cart
The Sunshine Cart provides a wide selection of donated personal care items to our residents. The Sunshine Cart is particularly important to those residents who are not able to participate in shopping trips by allowing them to make their own selections free of charge.

We accept monetary donations as well as donations of standard size (not trial or travel size) personal hygiene products such as toothpaste, mouthwash, denture supplies, deodorants, aftershave, etc. For more information on acceptable Sunshine Cart items, contact the Supervisor of Volunteer Activities at (603) 527-4449.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please reference "Sunshine Cart" in your correspondence.

NHVH Store
The NHVH Store is open Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

The store is located on NHVH's "Main Street" and carries a variety of merchandise including NHVH logo sweat shirts, polo shirts, T-shirts and ball caps. We sell candy (including sugar-free), chips, and ice cream, and on Thursdays we have doughnuts from Brothers Donuts, a local bakery.

The prices are kept reasonable and money raised in the store goes back into the Resident Benefit Fund.

Additional information:

  • If you are interested in volunteering please make an appointment for a visit and a tour of the Veterans Home by contacting the Supervisor of Volunteer Activities (603) 527-4449.
  • We do background checks on all volunteers (at no charge to them).
  • The minimum age for volunteers is 13.


For Additional Volunteer Opportunities in New Hampshire:


New Hampshire Veterans Home
139 Winter Street  |  Tilton, NH 03276-5415  |  
(p) 603-527-4400  |  (f) 603-286-4242