Tomah VA Hospital

The Tomah Church of Christ is proud to participate in volunteer work with veteran’s that stay at the VA Hospital in Tomah, WI. We are blessed to be able to serve Christ through this opportunity.

Due to new requirements, the VA has a process for new volunteers. The following is a message from the VA on what is required to get started:

We are delighted you would like to serve our nation’s veterans and/or assist those who support our important work at the Tomah VA.

Tomah VA volunteers provide a variety of services: visiting patients and taking them to appointments, recreational activities, etc.; helping in offices with filing, mailings and some computer work; driving veterans to their medical appointments; working in our library; preparing income tax returns for veterans; greeting Veterans and welcoming them to our facility; to name just a few.

Nationwide, the VA now screens its volunteers. All of Tomah VA’s volunteers must have a criminal background check done. Screening for tuberculosis is also required – we do that here at the VA at no charge. In addition, all new volunteers attend an orientation meeting, at which time paperwork is completed and important information about being a VA volunteer is shared.

The first step is usually to get the background check completed as soon as possible as results sometimes take 2 -3 weeks to come back (sometimes sooner). The check can be done Monday – Friday during regular office hours (8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.).

Appointments are needed to have this process done. Please contact our office at the number below to set up your appointment. When you come, please bring two forms of identification with you – one of which must have your picture (driver’s license and Social Security card are the most common forms used). Even with an appointment being made, we recommend your calling us BEFORE you come to insure the machine is working; it can be somewhat temperamental, and I would not want you to make the trip for “nothing.”

Our office telephone number is (608) 372-1727. We are located in Building 407, Room 1739. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

We look forward to hearing from you and having you join our volunteer “family!”

Sincerely,

Laura Bishop
Voluntary Services Coordinator
Laura.Bishop@va.gov