• May 22, 2019
  • 3:58 AM

Volunteer


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

Nevada Department of Veterans Services volunteers are highly respected and appreciated for their contribution to serving Nevada’s Heroes. Whether you decide to volunteer your time to assist on general projects or are providing a specialized skill to enhance a specific program, we could not do the important work we do without you.

Southern Nevada State Veterans Home, Boulder City, Nevada:

Southern Nevada State Veterans Home volunteers enhance the overall quality of life for residents through their companionship, attentiveness, warmth and assistance. Their donation of time and talent is valued by team members and residents.  Volunteer assignments are made according to individual skills, abilities, and desires.  

For more information or to join our team as a volunteer, please contact Julie Boyster, Volunteer Coordinator, at (702) 332-6741 or boysterj@veterans.nv.gov

Northern Nevada State Veterans Home, Sparks, Nevada:

The new Northern Nevada State Veterans Home is now under construction! We are looking forward to establishing a vibrant volunteer program. A full-time volunteer coordinator will be hired in Spring 2019 and a volunteer application process will be established. Additional information is available through our State Home Officer, Connie Johnson at johnsonc@veterans.nv.gov.  Volunteer opportunity information will be updated over the next few months, so please check back. For more information about the new Veterans Home check our website by clicking here.

Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemeteries:

The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located in Fernley, Nevada. The Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located in Boulder City, Nevada. The cemeteries serve as a place of rest and reflection where eligible veterans, their spouses and eligible dependents are laid to rest. Volunteers provide a vital service in assisting with keeping the grounds immaculately maintained and providing service for special events. Volunteer tasks include general landscaping and facility maintenance including but not limited to: raking, weeding, building up tree wells, edging, trimming markers, trimming roses, debris clean up, trimming hedges, window cleaning, etc.  Volunteers are always welcome to assist with our Events which include Flags in Day (Saturday before Memorial Day), Memorial Day, and Wreath Across America.

If you are interested in volunteering at one of the Veterans Memorial Cemeteries, please contact the office staff at:

  • Fernley, NV – (775) 575-4441, 14 Veterans Way, Fernley, Nevada 89408
  • Boulder City, NV – (702) 486-5920, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada 89005

All Other Volunteer Opportunities:

The Department of Veterans Services welcomes volunteer support throughout our department. Volunteer opportunities are available in the areas of administrative tasks, special event support, and research and analysis. Volunteer contributions make a positive difference for the Veterans we serve! For more information on how to become an NDVS volunteer, please contact  our department Human Resources Manager at (775) 825-9764.

Student Internship Opportunities:

The Department of Veterans Services coordinates with the University of Nevada Reno to provide student internship opportunities where students gain valuable real-world professional work experience while contributing to the vision and mission of the Department. Student internships may occur on an academic semester basis for credit or on a variable academic schedule for non-credit. Assignments vary, depending upon the academic requirements of the student and the needs of the Department. For more information, please contact Kim Donohue at (775) 825-9847, donohuek@veterans.nv.gov.

Nevada Veterans Advocacy:

A Nevada Veterans Advocate (NVA) is a person who helps educate active military members, guard and reserve members, Veterans and their dependents regarding their eligibility for benefits and services. If you are interested in becoming a certified Nevada Veterans Advocate click here for more information.