DIY Project – Hospital Coloring Bags

Each week throughout the summer of 2018, Helpline Center posts a family friendly do it yourself volunteer project for our Summer of DIY.  Helpline Center invites individuals and families to choose projects that interest them.  Once completed, projects can be delivered to the Helpline Center at 529 Kansas City Street, Suite 201.  Helpline Center staff will deliver the projects to the appropriate non-profit organizations.  If individuals or families would like to deliver the completed projects themselves, the can contact the Helpline Center by dialing 211 to get a list of agencies accepting DIY projects.  To see the directions for each weeks DIY project, visit our Summer of DIY webpage.  Don’t forget to share photos, tagging Helpline Center and using the hashtags #DIYVOLSD and #volunteerrapidcity


Native POP Volunteers

Volunteers are needed in the Welcome and Merchandise booths.  Welcome booth volunteers will welcome people to the annual Native POP Art Market at Main Street Square. They will also: hand out event information – artists, culture bearers, performance lineup, and film showcase; hand out people’s choice tokens and mark people’s hands; keep attendance count with clicker and tracking sheet; and ask attendees to fill out survey.   Volunteers are needed for the morning shift: 8:30am – 1:30pm, and for the afternoon shift: 1:30pm – 6:00pm.

Merchandise volunteers will have information about everything happening during the annual Native POP Art Market at Main Street Square. They will also be selling t-shirts, water, and other merchandise. Volunteers are needed for the afternoon shift: 1:30pm – 6:00pm             

For more information, call 605-394-4101 extension 209.

Mentoring Persons on Federal Probation

The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services in South Dakota, in an effort to reduce recidivism and increase pro-social connections in the lives of person’s under supervision, has an exciting and rewarding opportunity to contribute to creating a safer and more just community in the Black Hills.

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to meet with person’s under supervision for a minimum of 3-5 hours a month. These interactions can encompass a range of activities from fishing and hiking, to offering support to the person under supervision as they apply for employment or search for housing. You will work with the person under supervision and their Probation officer in a collaborative way to increase their ability to remain lawfully self-managed. By your very presence in their lives you can make a long-lasting, beneficial, impact!

If you are interested, U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services is required to perform a background check (at no cost to you). If you have previously been on Federal or State Probation or Parole we can work with you to see if you qualify to be a mentor.

For more information, please contact Glenn Duggin at


General Labor, End of Season Volunteer

The Black Hills Playhouse in Custer is seeking volunteers to support staining a shed, small bridge, and hauling gravel that will be used to fill holes where water settles on campus roads. Volunteers are needed in the morning. Great opportunities for a group at the end of the summer!

To volunteer, please contact Darla Drew at 605-255-4910.


Home Fire Prevention Volunteers

Spend a Saturday or weeknight helping make the community safer!

The Red Cross needs volunteers willing to go to communities to help with smoke alarm installations in homes. Flexible one volunteer opportunities available. Must have valid driver’s license. Training provided free of charge and background check required.

To volunteer, please call (605) 336-2448 x2323.


5K Dash of Colors Volunteers

Passages Women’s Transitional Living   is  seeking volunteers for our fundraiser 5k Dash of Color Run On July 28th! Volunteer duties include handing out water to runners and walkers, tshirt table support, waiver and registration table, color blasting, and set up/tear down. Volunteers are needed from 6:30 AM-10:00 AM at Founders Park (near the sand volleyball courts). A brief orientation will be provided.

For more information, please call 605-939-0744



Volunteer Receptionist for Children’s Home Advocacy Center


Volunteer in the Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)/Community Based Services office at 1330 Jolly Lane in east Rapid City. This volunteer will generally have availability on Fridays from 10am- 5pm and occasional other shifts during regular business hours (between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.)


Volunteers for this position will need to have experience in an office setting or with reception duties, good organizational skills, compassionate, friendly personality, the ability to maintain strict confidentiality, knowledge of a business phone system, and work with minimal supervision.  Volunteer must be an adult of good character and pass background screening.

Purpose/Responsibilities/Time Commitment

This volunteer will primarily assist staff with reception and administrative tasks including answering phones, assisting with welcoming/hosting clients, non-offending family members, law enforcement as well as other visitors in the reception area and family waiting room, filing, copying, compiling packets, mailings, spreadsheets, fundraising preparation and various other office projects. This volunteer may also help make follow up phone calls and reminders when necessary.

Ideally, this volunteer will be available from 10am- 5pm on Fridays and occasional other hours when needed. When possible this volunteer will plan in advance for absences during regularly scheduled volunteer hours.


For more information, call 605-343-2811 Ext 19

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Hills Alive Volunteers

Hills Alive is an annual Christian music festival that is dependent upon volunteers.
Volunteers are needed for various activities, including:
* Altar Call Ministry: Pray with people who respond to the altar call. There will be one altar call each evenings and the time commitment is approximately 60-90 minutes.
* Artist Merchandise Sales: Help sell artist and speaker merchandise for both the Main and Rapid Fire Stages. Should be comfortable running tablets, credit card apps, and credit card machines. Experience in handling cash transactions is beneficial.
* Beverage Sales: Sell Pop & Water from the beverage booth.
* Catering Server: Help set up and serve meals in the catering tent.
* First Aid: We need doctors, nurses, Paramedics, and certified EMTs to help care for attendees who have medical issues.
* Greeter: Greet attendees and give them a booklet
* Inflatables: This is a fun & easy job and you get to spend time in the shade! Supervise children on the inflatable slides and toys.
* Information Booth: Greet & register Hills Alive volunteers and help answer questions about Hills Alive from festival attendees
* Parking: Control access to restricted Artist and Staff parking areas.
* Prayer Tent: If you have a heart to pray for people and/or lead people to Christ, the Prayer Tent would be a great opportunity for you!
* Pre-Festival Administrative Work: We are in need of a few people to work at the station doing clerical work the few weeks prior to Hills Alive
* Professional Services: If you are an electrician, carpenter, caterer or any other professional service provider not mentioned we’d love to have you partner with us to fill needs in those areas.
* Promotion/Poster Distribution: Distribute fliers and hang posters in your community. This is all done several weeks prior to the event.
*Safety/Security Team (18 and older): LAW ENFORCEMENT OR MILITARY BACKGROUND REQUIRED. Help maintain order and proper conduct during event, helping keep aisles clear and guide public away from restricted areas. Must be willing to work full time (6-8 hr shift) Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday.
* Set up: Help set up canopies and fencing, along with other tasks on Friday and/or Saturday in preparation for Hill Alive. These volunteers do not have to set up the stages.
* Spot Light Operator: Run one of the spotlights for the headlining artists on main stage. Experience preferred but will train.
* Stage Crew: THIS IS AN ALL DAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, VOLUNTEER POSITION for both Main Stage & Rapid Fire Stage. You will help with load-in/load-out of artist equipment and help with on-stage set changes. Stage crew also helps load-out sound equipment at the end the festival. Must be able to lift 40-50 pounds and follow directions. Experience preferred but willing to train.
* Stage Setup: Volunteers in this area will work with our staging company to set up the main stage on Wednesday at 4pm and/or Thursday all day. Muscles encouraged!
* Tear Down: Help tear down the main stage Sunday night and/or Monday (post Hills Alive). OR clean up park/put things away. This is always a big area of need and every person that serves saves us from having to hire someone.
* Video Camera Operator: Help run a video camera during Hills Alive. Experience with professional video camera equipment is preferred.

To volunteer, please follow this link:

Store Closing and Facility Clean Up Crew

The St. Vincent de Paul store in Box Elder will be closing it’s doors and moving all operations to the Spearfish location. They will need assistance in performing final clean-up of the warehouse and retail store. All leftovers from the on-line auction will need to be removed from the facility and into two giant roll-off dumpsters which are on-site. Volunteers will need to assist in sweeping the facility.

To volunteer, please contact Carrie Donovan at 605-791-0707.