Veterans can stay socially connected through phone or video calls with trained volunteers with VA's new Compassionate Contact Corps support program.
Veterans can benefit from this tele-support program if they are lonely, socially isolated or would simply like to talk to someone regularly. Trained volunteers provide support by making periodic phone calls or video calls.
Volunteers and veterans are typically matched based on mutual interests. Volunteers can call when it’s best for the veteran, volunteer, and caregivers’ schedules. Many of the volunteers are members of veteran service organizations and understand the unique challenges veterans face.
If there is not a program currently in your area, you may be assigned a non-local volunteer that is eager to connect with you.
To begin receiving Compassionate Contact Corps phone calls, please speak with your clinician or social worker and ask for a referral. If you would like to volunteer for Compassionate Contact Corps or one of VA’s other volunteer opportunities, click here.