Volunteer Appreciation Tea – 19 April


National Volunteer Week  takes place April 15-21st and is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community.

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week.

During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of change-makers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more vibrant communities.

Celebrate with Ellsworth AFB as we recognize our volunteers during a Volunteer Appreciation Tea event taking place at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Thursday, April 19th from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. All volunteers are welcome to attend! Please RSVP for the event by calling (605) 385-4663.


Black Hills Playhouse Clean up Day Volunteers

It’s time to spruce up the Black Hills Playhouse campus in preparation for audiences and for our artists’ arrival! We need help raking, dusting, sweeping, cleaning gutters–generally getting the grounds and dorms ready for the season.
Please meet in the dining hall at 9:00 am for a short orientation. We’ll break at noon each day for potluck and fellowship!

SATURDAY, MAY 12 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM with potluck at noon.
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM with potluck at noon.

Interested in helping? Contact Lukas Ptacek at 605 255-4910 or by emailing lukas@blackhillsplayhouse.com to sign up. PLEASE BRING A DISH TO PASS AND YOUR FAVORITE BROOM OR RAKE!



VA Black Hills Health Care Center Volunteer

The Fort Meade Lab is in need of a Lab Assistant volunteer.  Duties include light office duties like answering the phone, stocking, and delivering specimens from the departments.  Volunteers are needed one to two days per week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. or 8 a.m to 12 p.m.

To volunteer, contact Cheryl at 605-347-7206.

Court Appointed Special Advocates Volunteers

Who are CASA Volunteers? CASA volunteer advocates are ordinary people who care about children. CASA volunteers come from all backgrounds.
Becoming a CASA volunteer advocate requires completion of 30 hours of pre-service training provided by CASA. Topics covered during training include an overview of the juvenile court system in South Dakota, sessions on report writing and information gathering, understanding the effects of child abuse, understanding cultural differences, and the roles of various professionals involved with abuse and neglect cases. All potential volunteers must go through an application/interview process before starting training classes.
CASA hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday. Start the process today!
casaFor more information call (605) 394-2203 or visit our website at http://www.casaofrapidcity.org.

Seeking Volunteers for the 63rd Annual High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is searching for volunteers to to judge science fair projects in biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and engineering.  Judges for special awards for high school students are also being requested.

The 63rd Annual High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair (HPRSEF) will be held on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 on the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology campus.  Judges will report to the Christensen Hall of Fame by 8:00 am for a briefing before the judging begins at 8:30 am. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to the judges.

Deadline for Judge Registration is March 21st, 2018.  Full registration details can be found online at https://www.sdsmt.edu/sciencefair/

For more information, please contact Jade Herman at (605) 394-1718, or jade.herman@sdsmt.edu




Emergency Warming Shelter Meal Providers

Dedicate a time to create a meal for the Emergency Warming Shelters held at Faith Temple in Rapid City. The warming shelters are held in the evening-morning for those experiencing homelessness in Rapid City. Your meal can be dinner or breakfast for 30 people; drinks are accepted but not required for a volunteer to bring when providing a meal.

The warming shelter is held Thursdays starting at 7 PM-8 AM and Fridays-Sundays at 5 PM- 8 AM, through the end of April.

Your meal will be coordinated between you and the opportunity coordinator, Cathie, based on your availability and what nights and mornings they need fulfilled.

To volunteer, please contact Cathie Harris at: cbh1961_3@hotmail.com

Pop-Up Play Volunteers

SDSU Extension is in need of volunteers to do pop-up play (physical activity) with youth this summer on Fridays from 9:30 am-2:30 pm in partnership with Rapid City Area Schools. Volunteers would be trained to provide these activities. Must pass a background check. Open to youth groups/organizations as well!

To volunteer, please contact Aimee Ladonski at: aimee.ladonski@sdstate.edu

High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair Judge

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is seeking judges for the 2018 High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair. The fair will be on Wednesday, April 4th, beginning with check-in from 7-8 am and judging will wrap up at noon. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, visit http://www.sdsmt.edu/sciencefair.

For more information, contact Jade Herman at jade.herman@sdsmt.edu or (605) 394-1718.

Meal Providers for WAVI

Working Against Violence (WAVI) is seeking volunteers to provide meals.  Our kitchen is 14 years old and has had thousands of people cooking together over the years. Due to a generous grant, we are able to give it a face lift so thousands of more people can use it! We need your help to make sure our clients are fed during that time period. We will still have access to a fridge and a microwave but everything else will be getting replaced. If you or your group are available to donate a prepared meal, call 605-341-3292.