Ellsworth AFB Tax Center- Tax Center Volunteer

Volunteer with VITA to provide FREE tax help to strengthen military families.

Volunteers WinPeople WinCommunity Wins
Learn new tax strategies that could SAVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MONEY   Supplement your award packages (for Active Duty)   Give back to others   Learn about new tax law   Build your resume and network  Tax returns prepared for FREE     Accurate returns and timely refunds     Tax Services provided for Active Duty Members, Dependents, and RetireesTax refunds and credits build strong financially stable families     Financially stable neighbors help pour money back into the local economy     Working together creates a strong community bond

Volunteers are requested to provide 1 day/week Monday – Thursday from

1100-1500 for 8 weeks as well as a few training days.

Active Duty may volunteer with their Commander’s permission!

Dependents and Retirees with regular base access are also welcome to volunteer!

To sign up or for more information, contact

Ellsworth Legal Office at 605-385-2329.

Festival of Lights- Parade Route and Crowd Control volunteers

The Festival of Lights organization is looking for volunteers to assist with the annual Festival of Lights parade Saturday, 27 Nov in downtown Rapid City. Please see below for additional information as well as contact information regarding this opportunity:

Duties and expectations:

  • Volunteers are needed to assist with securing the parade route and crowd control.
  • Volunteer Opportunity will be from 1600 to approximately 2030
  • The minimum age to volunteer for the Festival of Lights is 16 years old.
  • Dress in warm layers and be sure to include warm shoes, gloves, and a cap is recommended.
  • Bring a working flashlight and cell phone.
  • Wear assigned Festival of Lights orange vest which will be issued to the volunteer at the event.
  • If assigned a radio, maintain radio silence unless communication is required.
  • Stay at assigned post until released by Festival of Lights committee person.
  • Turn in assigned vest and radio directly to Festival of Lights committee person.

Additional duties and expectations will be discussed with volunteers prior to the event. More information can be found on: festivaloflightsrc.com

If interested, contact Connie Olson at 381-4204 or festivaloflightsrc@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.

Clerical Volunteers- Pennington County Sheriff’s Office

Pennington County Sheriff’s Office – Addiction Treatment Services | http://www.pennco.org/ccadp/

City/County Alcohol & Drug Programs welcomes volunteers to assist with answering phones, greeting visitors and clients, and accomplishing a variety of light clerical work (filing, shredding, making copies).

Administrative offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and volunteers would assist within that time frame, at the convenience of the volunteer. Computer or multi-line phone experience is helpful but not necessary.

For more information, call (605) 394-6128.

Trail Partner Program- Rapid City Parks and Recreation

Rapid City Parks & Recreation | http://www.rcgov.org

The purpose of the Volunteer Trail Partner Program is to assist the Rapid City Parks and Recreation Department in the safe, effective management of parklands. In addition, the Trail Partner Program will promote safe and proper park and trail use by all visitors within the City Parks.
Partner members will also provide park visitors with educational information and park staff and/or public safety personnel information regarding park, trail or safety issues requiring their attention.
Trail Partner members will strive to achieve and maintain a positive interrelationship between different visitor groups, and present a professional image. Responsibilities of the Trail Partner will include:
* Assisting Parks and Recreation professionals in preserving the safety of park and trail users
* Educating park and trail users about City resources, facilities, and programs safe and courteous use of City trails and other resources informing visitors of City rules and regulations
* Observing and reporting damage to park resources or facilities potentially unsafe conditions incidents involving park visitors or trail users violations of City rules and regulations
* Fostering positive relationships among various park and trail user groups Reporting police, fire, or medical emergencies along the trails
* Assisting City professionals in preserving the safety of the City’s plant, animal, geological, historical, and archaeological resources
* Assisting in clean up activities Assisting with special City public events, including traffic control, parking, and education
For information, please call 605-394-4175.

Community Theatre Volunteers- Black Hills Community Theatre

Black Hills Community Theatre | http://www.bhct.org

Black Hills Community Theater welcomes volunteers who can assist with set design, light ushering, concessions, poster distribution, mailer assistance, costume design, sound and light operators and box office assistance. For more information, call (605) 394-1787

Homeless Coalition Youth Taskforce

Service & Leadership/ RCAS Teen Up | https://www.facebook.com/teenuprc/

Volunteers help to raise awareness and advocate solutions by taking part in this community taskforce that meets monthly, working on community projects, and initiatives of the Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition.
To volunteer call Kristin Kiner 605-310-4400

Suicide Awareness Rock Painting- Rapid City Vet Center

Rapid City Vet Center | http://www.vetcenter.va.gov

The VFW Auxiliary wants to paint and distribute 1000 rocks in South Dakota by September 2022 – Suicide Awareness Month.  Duties include: paint a blue teardrop on one side of the rock and then take a Sharpie and write the contact information on the other side. Volunteers are needed through 9/4/2022

To volunteer express interest contact Sue Jones, VFW Department Youth Activities Chairman for more information at sjones2727@yahoo.com or 605-877-2665 

Service Projects- The HOPE Center

Hope Center | http://www.hopecenterrapidcity.org

The HOPE Center is seeking volunteers through service projects. Previous service projects have involved cleaning, painting, washing windows, landscaping, building shelving, and assembling hygiene kits. A group can even develop their own service project specifically for the HOPE Center. Tours and a question and answer session are available to groups doing service projects. Service projects are available for all ages.
For more information, email roxanne@hopecenterrapidcity.org

Child Watch- YMCA

Child Watch

YMCA of Rapid City | http://www.rcymca.org

YMCA Child Watch is looking for Volunteers! This is a free drop-in child care service for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade, available to YMCA parents, grandparents or legal guardians who are utilizing the Y. Our volunteers are never left alone and if your own children have not completed 5th grade, they are able to come with you while you volunteer 1 4-hour shift each week. Must be at least 18 years old. Current shifts available: M-F 8:00-12:00, 9:30-1:30 or 3:30-7:30

If you’re looking for a place to make a difference, meet people and enjoy interacting with children, fill out a volunteer application today. For more information, call (605) 718-9622.