Senior Companions of South Dakota
We are currently accepting applications for Senior Companions.
Call us at (605) 361-1133 or (888) 239-1210.
Click here for a volunteer description.
To apply now, click here for a volunteer application.
What is Senior Companions?
Senior Companion activities might include:
- Companionship through visits,
- Meal planning and preparation,
- Light housekeeping,
- Playing cards or other games,
- Reminiscing or just enjoying the friendship of a peer.
Senior Companions of South Dakota is a volunteer program that provides in-home assistance and respite care to the elderly and disabled in more than 50 communities across South Dakota.
Senior Companion volunteers receive an hourly stipend, mileage reimbursement, and other benefits. These benefits do not reduce any governmental assistance and are not taxable.
The Senior Companion is valuable in the care and support of our clients, especially in rural communities. There is no charge for our services to the client or a client's family. Clients report that Senior Companions help prevent or delay long-term care placement, increase the client’s ability to live alone, reduce loneliness and isolation, and reduce stress levels.
Senior Companions of South Dakota is sponsored by The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.
There are no fees for our Senior Companion service. Income is not a factor in determining need; disability and availability of other assistance are considered. Senior Companions serve not only older adults, but also anyone age 21 or older needing assistance.
You are eligible to become a Senior Companion with stipend pay if you are age 55 or older, meet an income guideline, and are able to serve 15–40 hours per week.
Your tax-deductible gift will provide in-home assistance or respite care to seniors and others in need in your community or across South Dakota. This gift will help create a more independent local community and reduce isolation in rural areas.
Join one of our giving clubs to help provide our services
- Sponsorship Club: $500 will sponsor a month of Senior Companion visits.
- Friendship Club: $125 will sponsor a week of Senior Companion visits.
- Sunshine Club: $25 will sponsor a day of Senior Companion visits.
Gifts may also be given in honor of or in memory of a loved one or friend. Donations may be sent to:
Senior Companions of SD
4800 W 57th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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