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Click here for the Volun-teens Application (14—17 years old)

About Volunteering

Our volunteers offer an extra dimension of care and service to the resident veterans, empathy for families and visitors, and supportive services for staff.

Having the opportunity to give back to those who fought to preserve our freedom and democracy in America is a rewarding and honorable experience.

No previous experience is necessary to make a difference. Our volunteers are provided orientation and training to be successful in their positions. When possible we offer flexibility with schedules and no weekly commitment.

See our Frequently Asked Questions

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
~ Winston Churchill


Recent News From Volunteer Services

Click here for Instructions on Volunteering in the Recreation Department

Click here for our Latest Volunteer Newsletter

Click here for the Monthly Recreation Calendar for Volunteers

Click here for current Volunteer Opportunities


Click here to access VICNET

Why Volunteer?

To Give Back

  • Give back to those who fought to preserve freedom & democracy in America
  • Touch a life in a meaningful way
  • Break the isolation so many nursing home residents feel
  • Contribute to the community


To Gain Fulfillment

  • Make new friends
  • Experience a sense of belonging
  • Have fun
  • Experience gratitude
  • Be a part of a very special & active facility
  • Live a longer, healthier, more fulfilled life
  • Learn about skilled nursing care facilities & how to chose a good one.


For Experience

  • Gain insight into the fields of Gerontology & Health Care
  • Learn about various careers
  • Expand Your resume and/or college application
  • Develop relationships for letters of recommendation

How to Get Involved

Complete and mail in the application in order to receive information about our next volunteer orientation and training. See the instructions on the cover letter of the application for more information.
Mail the application to:

Volunteer Services
Long Island State Veterans Home
100 Patriots Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790

Or fax it to: 631.706.4662
Or scan it and email it as an attachment by clicking the link here - > This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“To love what you do and feel that it matters-how could anything
be more fun?”
~ Katherine Graham

Volunteer Benefits

  • “Vet Bucks” to use in our café for meals and snacks
  • Annual holiday event in December
  • Annual recognition event in the summer.
  • Recognition pins & certificates for hours volunteered
  • Service awards for years of service
  • Celebrations during National Volunteer week in April
  • Training workshops throughout the year
  • Quarterly informative Newsletter

“To you, your time is valuable, to us it’s priceless.”

For More Information:

Samantha Myers, Volunteer Coordinator; 631-444-8590, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Diane Reisz, Volunteer Department Secretary, 631-444-8592