MICHAEL E. DeBAKEY VA MEDICAL CENTER
What Is It?: The primary health care provider for almost 130,000 veterans in southeast Texas, and provider of specialized care for veterans from around the country.
Help Needed: Participants in the Summer Teen Volunteer Program perform tasks throughout the hospital. (Application period has ended for 2019.) Volunteers may also collect needed items.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: 14, with a maximum age of 17.
SUMMER TEEN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
During this 6-week program, volunteers engage in supervised activities in a variety of areas throughout the Medical Center, participate in military cultural awareness events, socialize with their fellow peers, and gain a greater understanding of providing exceptional healthcare for Veterans. Application period is January/February.
DONATE NEEDED ITEMS
The Center welcomes donations of supplies such as:
Afghans (bed size) • Lap Robes, Wheel chair & Walker bags • New women’s pajamas • New Socks • New undergarments in unopened packages • New Caps/Hats • Playing Cards • Puzzles (new & under 500 pieces) • DVD’s • New/Gently used Board Games or Wii / Playstation 3 games • New/Gently used handheld games & batteries • Travel-sized toiletry items • Combs, brushes, nail clippers • Books • Crossword Puzzle books • Magazines (no more than 6 months old) • Books on DVD/CD
Delivery must be scheduled in advance. More ideas and information are on the Center’s website.