The Delaware
Veterans Home

How Can You Help?

The residents of Delaware Veterans Home benefit from the outstanding generosity of veterans service groups as well as the local community. Various veterans organizations and community based service groups contribute volunteer time and/or financial support.

  • Volunteer Services Coordinator: Cindy Schaap
    • Phone: (302) 424 – 8547
    • Email:


Upon a background check, our facility offers training to our volunteers. Please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator for more information. Below, we have listed a few areas that our volunteers often assist in:

  • Creative Arts
  • Visiting
  • Reading
  • Entertainment/Music
  • Special Event Helper
  • Gardening
  • Clerical Support

If you would like to volunteer as an individual, please print the form below and email it to 

DVH Volunteer Application

You may volunteer as a group. If you are approved, your group will be required to take a COVID-19 test and remain with your designated guide. You may find the group application in the link below.

DVH Group Volunteer Application

Financial Support

The support that the Delaware Veterans Home has received from the community has been tremendous! We thank you!

Direct Donations – Currently we have several programs available that financially benefit DVH while allowing you to honor a veteran. They are:

  • Donation Tree – The donation tree is comprised of engraved bronze, silver and gold leaves denoting a graduating level of financial contribution. The leaves capture a brief message given in memory or in honor of a veteran or from a donating organization.
  • Memorial Brick Fund – The memorial bricks are available in 4×8 or 8×8 sizes and allow you to make a lasting impression at the Home. Follow the instructions and fill out the order form.
  • Through your DE State personal tax return.

The funds garnered through these programs are placed in the DVH donations fund, which directly supports our residents’ needs. If you would like to make a donation, please download and complete the Donation Agreement Form. Specifics regarding the Donation Tree and Memorial Brick Fund may be requested by calling the Delaware Veterans Home. In order to best meet the needs of our residents, we strongly recommend monetary donations. This gives the Home the greatest flexibility to make sure your donation goes directly to the needs of our veterans. If you wish to make a material contribution, we do ask that you or your organization select an item from the Approved Donations List. All direct donations are considered tax deductible on your federal tax return as defined in US Code, Title 26, and on your State tax return as defined in Delaware Code, Title 30.

Gift Shop – All proceeds from the gift shop go directly back to supporting the veterans who live at the Delaware Veterans Home through various efforts and initiatives.

Friends of the Delaware Veterans Home – The Friends of the Delaware Veterans Home is an independent 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that raises funds primarily to support larger projects. The Friends have made projects like the building of our outdoor pavilion and fishing pier a reality. You can donate to the Friends of Delaware Veterans Home through the Donate text below.


Photo of the Delaware Veterans Home pavilion
The Delaware Veterans Home pavilion

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