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Sioux Falls VA Health Care System

 

Volunteer or Donate

Volunteer or Donate

The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is committed to offering charitable giving and volunteer opportunities to individuals seeking meaningful ways of giving back to the nation’s Veterans.

Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in volunteering and honoring America’s heroes in this way. There are several steps required prior to becoming a VA volunteer. This process can take between 4-6 weeks. These steps include the following:

  1. Volunteer Application-Complete the application - form 10-7055
  2. Email the application to kristin.hendrickson@va.gov

OR

  1. Mail the completed form to Sioux Falls VA Health Care System

Voluntary Service (135)
2501 W. 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1305

  1. Voluntary Service will then contact you to schedule an interview and have your fingerprints taken. Please bring your driver’s license and either a passport, certified copy of birth certificate, social security card, or military ID card.  These must be presented for the fingerprints to be taken.
  2. Following clearance of your background check (7-10 work days), Voluntary Service will contact you for orientation. The session takes about 1.5 hours.  You may be scheduled for your photo ID the same day.  Bring the same two pieces of ID you did for the fingerprinting.
  3. You will also receive an initial TB inoculation and an influenza vaccination.  If you had either elsewhere in the past year, please bring a copy of the results.
  4. After orientation, you will be notified when you will be eligible to begin your volunteer assignment.  
                 

Giving

Cash donations are used for the comfort and welfare of Veterans, including personal hygiene products, refreshments and recreational activities.

Non-cash contributions are used to make inpatient and outpatient Veterans’ stays more enjoyable. Accepted items include cans of decaf coffee, coffee creamer, bags of individually wrapped chocolate or hard candy, sugar-free candy for Veterans undergoing chemotherapy or tray favors, kitchen and bathroom cleaning supplies for homeless Veterans, briefs, boxers, t-shirts and sweat pants and t-shirts. Needs List

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers provide many functions at the medical center and as drivers to help make Veterans’ time at the medical center more enjoyable. Volunteers serve in several areas, and we do our best to match your interests with one of our many opportunities. To volunteer, please contact Voluntary Service. We will be happy to give you an application or discuss how you can aid in the mission of serving America’s Veterans.

Red Coat Ambassadors-

Provide exceptional service to Veterans, family members and visitors at the medical center with a standardized, friendly first impression. To greet and escort individuals, offer information and directions, provide a listening ear and help find solutions to concerns. Hours: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m.-noon, noon-4:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays

My HealtheVet Coordinators-

Enroll and to authenticate Veterans in the MyHealtheVet program, improving access to care. To teach Veterans how to use the MyHealtheVet program, assisting Veteran engagement in their care and promoting better patient outcomes. Hours 8:00 a.m.-noon, noon-4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

Patient Escort Volunteers-

Assist departments by escorting patients to other departments and delivering wheelchairs and various items within the medical center. Hours 8:00 a.m.-noon, noon-4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

Women Veterans’ Program Volunteers-

Provide support and navigational assistance to women Veterans by meeting them at the front entrance, accompanying them to their appointments and accompanying them back to the entrance following the appointment. Hours: 8:00 a.m.-noon, noon-4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

Contact

Sioux Falls VA
Voluntary Service (135)
2501 W. 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5046
605-333-6851

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Videos

Volunteer PSA video.