Home Sweet Home Volunteers

The Rapid City Arts Council is hosting the December Saturday Art Adventures.  This is a free festive holiday themed art activity for children where children will be constructing and decorating gingerbread houses. 10-15 volunteers needed to help greet, clear tables, work the candy supply station, and help as needed. Assistance with set up and tear down would be welcome

To volunteer, please contact Katie Lou Krebs:
Assistant Curator & Volunteer Coordinator
katie.krebs@thedahl.org  |  605.394.4101 x212

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Route Driver Assistant

Each day, Feeding South Dakota goes to grocery stores throughout Rapid City picking up donated food as part of our Retail Pickup Program.  Volunteers are needed to assist with the collection of these donations on Wednesday mornings.

This volunteer position would help the driver pick up and unload the food donations.  This job is physically demanding requiring some heavy lifting and bending.  Comfortable clothing is a must including winter wear and good shoes or boots.

To volunteer, please call Shawna at (605) 348-2689.

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Hospice Volunteers

Hospice of the Hills is seeking volunteers to provide support to patients and families who are facing a life-threatening illness.  Volunteers may volunteer in people’s homes throughout Pennington, Custer and Fall River Counties.  They may also visit someone in the nursing home, or work at the Hospice House which is located in Rapid City.  Volunteers should be 18 years of age or older.

To volunteer, or for more information, please call 605-755-7710.

Regional VEX Robotics Volunteers

The Rapid City Area Schools is looking for people who would like to volunteer their time to help with the 4th annual Rapid City Regional VEX Robotics Competition. Up to 30 teams from all over rapid city will be here to test their robot programming and building abilities!

The tournament will be held Saturday, December 8th at Central High School, from 7:30 AM until about 6 PM. Volunteers opportunities are flexible and not required to stay the whole tournament.

There will be training sessions and information for anyone who volunteers, to ensure everyone feels comfortable with their roles. Lunch and snacks will be provided for all volunteers.

Volunteer Positions Available:

  • Referees

o Head referee (1-2) – works with the arena referees to ensure rules are followed and disputes resolved.

o Arena referees (2-4)– scores and ensures rules are followed during matches

  • Tournament Software – inputting score results into the computer and starts/ends each match. Software is very user-friendly.
  • Skills field operators – manage the software and send results for every team that participates in a skills challenge.
  • Field resetters – reset the field after every match. In the past years we see younger students help this this.
  • Team runners – help with the flow of the tournament, making sure teams are staged and ready for their match.
  • Notebook judges – judge the notebooks that teams bring to the tournament. There will be a rubric that will help with the process.

To volunteer, or for more information call 605.394.6986.

Festival of Lights Volunteer

The Festival of Lights Parade will be held on Saturday, November 25th, 2018 in downtown Rapid City.  Volunteers are needed to assist with the event, secure parade routes, and ensure the safety of those who attend.

Volunteers would need to plan to attend a safety briefing at 2:00 pm that afternoon.  From this briefing, they will receive their assignment and go to secure that route.  The parade beings at 6:00 pm and is usually finished by 8:00 pm.

To volunteer, please contact Connie Olson at tcolson@rap.midco.net.

Volunteers need to be at 16 years of age or older.

Douglas Middle & High Schools Seek Robotics Volunteers

The Douglas Middle and High Schools are seeking volunteers to assist with their robotics programs.  Volunteers are requested to assist with the following programs:

Day to day building and coding with the students.  The volunteer would come to the school during practices from 3:10 pm – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday.  The volunteer could come one or more days per week depending upon availability.  The goal would be to interact with the instructor and the students and encourage design ideas.  Any engineering or robotic minded volunteers is a huge value add.

Volunteers are also being requested during the Robotics Tournament which takes place February 19th, 2019.  Teams from around the state will attend for top performance.  Sixteen volunteers are requested for this event.  The tournament runs from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.  There would be an opportunity for set up opportunities the night before.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Jason Boeding, or Randy Olivier at the email addresses listed below.

Jason Boeding:  jason.boeding@k.sd.us

Randy Olivier:  randy@olivierrealestate.com

Habitat Meal Providers


Do you enjoy making delicious meals and supporting your local organizations? Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity is in need of meal providers who can make one meal a month to help support the volunteers that are building a home with us. We build every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and, on average, we have around 10-15 volunteers on a build site. To volunteer, or for more information, call (605)348-9196 Ext. 205.

Flutter Productions Volunteer

Volunteers are needed in the Black Hills Works Flutter Productions Department. Flutter Productions is an all-abilities theater program that serves adults and children with or without disabilities in theater. Black Hills Work’s Flutter Productions is part of the Black Hills Works family, a community of people with disabilities where everyone participates to achieve a life of purpose and potential.

Call Black Hills Works’ Volunteer Manager and Outreach Coordinator at 605-718-8328 for additional information.

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