(631) 444-VETS 100 Patriots Road  •  Stony Brook, NY 11790

Volunteer Services

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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


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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 to:

Adult Application

Volun-teens Application (14—17 years old)

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

Recent News From Volunteer Services

Our Latest Volunteer Newsletter

Monthly Recreation Calendar for Volunteers

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Benefits

  • “Vet Bucks” coins 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:

Susan K. Helmus, Director of Volunteer Services; 631-444-8590


Diane Reisz, Volunteer Dept. Secretary; 631-444-8592