VA Black Hills Health Care System
Volunteer or Donate
VA Black Hills depends on the goodwill of our volunteers who wish to give something back to America's heroes.
Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the Medical Center and help make our patients' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers can perform a number of services, and a volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our assignments.
To volunteer, call or visit the Voluntary Service Office. We will be happy to receive your application and discuss how you can help us in our mission to provide comfort and care to America's Veterans.
Cash donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our Veteran patients. We've listed a few of those needs here by location. Cash donations may be designated to support specific areas, such as:
WE CANNOT ACCEPT KNITTED/CROCHETED BLANKETS, BAR SOAP, OUTDATED MAGAZINES OR HOME RECORDED DVD’S. We are not taking books at this time.
Clothing: Seasonal now to include coats, winter hats (new), gloves, boots
Mental Health in-patient:
- Slip on shoes or hard soled slippers (no shoestrings)
- Journals (notebook type without wire bindings)
Personal Care items
- Deodorant (non-aerosol)
- Body wash
- Tooth brushes
- Lip balm
- Large Shampoo
- Large toothpaste
- Denture cleanser
- Mouth wash (non-alcohol)
- Large Shaving Cream
- Electric Razors for long term care (possible bigger project)
- Phone chargers for 113 Surgical unit that can be used for I-Phones, and Android
- Horseshoe pillows for CLC Veterans (airplane pillows)
- Activity books: word search, sudoku, etc. Colored pencils, markers
Rapid City Clinic and Rapid City Vet Center
- Coffee for waiting room/cookies
HUDVASH/Homeless Veterans Program
- Queen size sheet sets
- Toilet paper
Hospice: Dark colored sheets twin size (new)
Volunteer Opportunities-Fort Meade/Rapid City
Fort Meade: Support of Mail room by stuffing letters into envelopes
Fort Meade: Clothing room 1st and 3rd Tuesday 8:30 – 12:00
Rapid City Clinic (3625 5th St.): Receptionist/clerical support positions.
Rapid City Vet Center (621 6th St): Receptionist/clerical support positions
Fort Meade: Director's Office Support receptionist Monday mornings 8:15-12:00
Information Desk Volunteers for Monday-Friday
To make a cash or non-cash contribution, please contact the respective VA Black Hills HCS Voluntary Service Specialist at Fort Meade: 605-347-7206 or Hot Springs 605-745-2865.
To make a safe and secure donation by credit card click on the "E-Donate" link to initiate an electronic donation.
*RRTP is the Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program
**CLC is the Community Living Center