Sioux Falls VA Health Care System
Volunteer or Donate
We've listed some of the ways you can volunteer below. However, if you have special skills to offer, please call us so we can discuss how you can best use your talents to help our patients.
Greet visitors and provide general information to veterans and visitors. Hours: Variable
Information Desk Assistant
Assist the information desk host/hostess by providing wheelchairs to individuals who need them, providing information as requested and escort patient to their destinations.
Pushing patients in wheelchairs to their scheduled appointments and making other deliveries throughout the medical center.
Volunteer Van Drivers
Transporting veterans to and from the medical center to other medical centers and veterans' homes in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. Driving could include trips to Minneapolis and Omaha VA Medical Centers. Transport veterans from outlying areas to the medical center .
Rehab medicine volunteer
Assist patients with exercises under the direction and supervision of the PT/OT staff. Also involves escorting patients back to their wards, cleaning equipment running errands and folding linens.
Summer Youth Programs
Volunteer opportunities are available during the summer for students between ages 16 and 18. This could include escorting patients to the clinics, office tasks such as mailings, answering the phone, and running errands. May assist with specific activities with patients such as bingo, birthday parties, etc. Other opportunities for students ages 16 and older in physical therapy, the Rough Rider Cafe, and nursing service.