Child Care Volunteers at WAVI

Volunteers are needed to supervise the children in the WAVI play area, which might include playing board games, reading to the children or any other kinds of activities. Hours are: Sundays 1:30-3 pm, Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5:30 pm, Thursdays 6-7:30 pm

The age ranges vary as well as the number of children attending.  To volunteer, or for more information, call 605-341-3292 or email kristinas@wavi.org

New volunteers must fill out a volunteer application, volunteers over the age of 18 must pass a background check. 

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Purr n’ Ruff Rescue Volunteers

Purr’N Ruff Rescue / Black Hills Rescue Transport is looking for caring, compassionate foster volunteers to foster. Fostering is such a rewarding gift, you are able to love, teach, learn, grow, and be involved with placing them into there new forever home when the adoption takes place. The Rescue supplies all necessities for the foster animal, They also will receive vaccinations, complete blood panel, dewormed, microchipped, and started on preventatives before going into foster care. Before adoption takes place they will be Spayed/Neutered. For more information contact the Rescue at (605)299-6399 or you can find an application on our website (www.purrnruffrescue.org) and email it to us (purrnruff@yahoo.com).

Garden Volunteers

Live, Move, Be Farms is embarking on its first project for people with autism & developmental differences. In cooperation with Black Hills Works, we are operating hydroponics organic greenhouses for fruit and vegetables. The greenhouses will employ and train persons in horticulture and agribusiness in a safe, accepting, fun, and professional atmosphere. Live, Move, Be Farms is actively seeking interested people to work with us in an encouraging and supportive environment. We are currently setting up tray stands, testing equipment, weeding, planting, local delivery, transplanting and organizing the front office. Volunteer opportunities exist on the newly formed Executive Board as well as in the greenhouse. To volunteer with Live Move Be Farms, contact James Hodges 605-412-4443.

Point in Time Count Volunteer

The Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition is seeking volunteers to support the annual homeless count being conducted throughout January 22nd-January 25th. Volunteers are needed for the ask surveys at various locations. There is a required volunteer training that must be done prior to volunteering: January 17th at 3 pm at Fork Real Café -or- January 22nd at 4 pm at Minneluzahan Senior Center.

Locations vary by date and time. Please inquire to receive specific count locations.

To volunteer call Jamie at 605-718-0112.

Event Leadership Team Member

The Rapid City American Cancer Society seeks Event Leadership Team Members.

You will have an opportunity to work with other great volunteers to help plan and implement fundraisers and the Relay For Life event in Pennington County.  Event Leadership Team meets monthly for about one hour – participation in each meeting is highly encouraged.  Generally meetings are held in the evening.

For information or to learn more, contact Christine Diers at 605-490-3033 or email christine.diers@cancer.org.

School Lunch Service Assistance

The Rapid City Area Schools is seeking help for their student lunch service. Volunteers will help students select food items, (but not serve), find a place to sit, and assist opening items for younger students. This opportunity is available Monday – Friday from 10:55 am to 1:05 pm. There is flexibility on time and how often the volunteer would like to participate. This is a great volunteer opportunity to interact with elementary school students.

For more information, please call 605-394-6986.

Mentor for After School Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills is seeking volunteers to work in after school programs.


The School-Based Mentor Program is designed to help children reach their potential at school but isn’t limited to the classroom. Littles talk with their Bigs about class, do homework or read together. The goals of the program are about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring children to succeed.


For more information, call 605-343-1488.

Residential Support Volunteer

Black Hills Works is seeking volunteers to develop close friendships with our people supported by engaging in many different activities. Some possible activities are going to the movies, walking around the mall, attending sporting events, fishing, playing video games, arts and crafts, and etc. The activities are endless. You can also volunteer in one of our group homes. We are able to work with any type of schedule. 

For more information, please contact Matthew at 605-718-8328 or email: mmccaskell@bhws.com 

Better Choices, Better Health Volunteer Leader

Better Choices, Better Health® SD offers chronic disease self-management education workshops that are designed to help adults living with ongoing physical and/or mental health conditions and caregivers understand how healthier choices can improve quality of life, boost self-confidence, and inspire positive lifestyle changes.

Volunteer Leaders are needed! To become a Lay Leader you will attend a 4-day training session and agree to a minimum two-year commitment. You’ll receive a leader manual and complete training activities identical to those taught to workshop attendees. You’ll learn how to implement and administrate the program and complete a set of practice teaching assignments.

For more information contact Lori at Lori.Oster@sdstate.edu or 605-782-3290.

Take Action Volunteers

The Teen Up Partnership – Rapid City invites teens to be a part of its Take ACTion group. Take ACTion is a group of young leaders who are influencing social change through theater. Their performances support educators, students and youth service agencies by raising awareness about serious issues that young people face. Volunteers in Take ACTion can perform, write, help with scenery/set up and various other duties.
To volunteer to participate in Take ACTion, call Kristin at 605-310-4400 or email her at kristin.kiner@k12.sd.us