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
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.
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-877-2665
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 email@example.com
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.