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Volunteer at NHVH

Supervisor of Volunteer Activities
(603) 527-4449

Volunteer Opportunities

Bev with a resident
Bev with a resident

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

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

Odds and Ends:

  • If you are interested in volunteering please make an appointment for a visit and a tour of the Veterans Home by contacting the Volunteer Program at (603) 527-4449.
  • We do background checks on all volunteers (at no charge to them).
  • We do not accept court-ordered community service volunteers.
  • The minimum age for volunteers is 13.

Volunteer Application Form

Members of the American Veterans (AMVETS)
Members of the American Veterans (AMVETS)

Veterans' Service and Civic Organizations

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 post, donate funds for Christmas presents, and spend countless hours visiting the residents. Their commitment to residents is truly admirable and greatly appreciated. If you belong to an organization that would like to help our veterans, please contact the Therapeutic Recreation Department at (603) 527-4816 or (603) 527-4889.

The Sunshine Cart
The Sunshine Cart provides a wide selection of 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 Volunteer Program at (603) 527-4449.

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


Gloria workng at the Veterans Home store
Gloria working at the Veterans Home store

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 very reasonable and money raised in the store goes back into the Resident Benefit Fund.

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