Mentor at Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Black Hills

For more information, call 605-343-1488.


Donation Sorters


Youth & Family Services is looking for volunteers to sort through the donations that are received Monday-Friday between 8am-4pm. This opportunity involves sorting, organizing and cleaning of items that can be used by YFS programs and the families YFS serves.  Training and guidance is provided by YFS staff.

Check-in Desk Volunteer


The YMCA seeks front line volunteers to provide friendly, professional and custerymcaextraordinary customer service to all members, potential members and visitors who use the YMCA. Volunteers are responsible for checking-in members, assigning locker keys, folding towels and other tasks as needed.
To volunteer, click here. For more information, call at (605) 718-9622.

Front Desk Receptionist

The Rapid City Vet Center seeks volunteers to serve as front desk receptionists over the summer (through the beginning of September). The Front Desk Receptionist will welcome  Veteran clients, answer phones and direct calls, and perform light clerical duties. This would be an opportunity for a volunteer to become well-versed in resources and benefits available to Veterans.

A prospective volunteer would need to complete a brief volunteer orientation at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center, along with privacy and confidentiality training online, prior to beginning their volunteer work. Subsequently, all volunteer hours would be at the office in downtown Rapid City.

Hours are flexible and are needed during the following time frames:

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

For more information, please contact:

Michael Green, Office Manager, at (605) 348-0077

Science and Engineering Fair Judges

Interested in seeing first-hand the creative minds of our next generation of scientists and engineers? Register to be a judge for the 64th Annual High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on Tuesday, April 9, 2019! The fair is open to 6th-12th grade students who showcase projects in biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and engineering. All judges will need to arrive in the Christensen Hall of Fame by 8 am for a briefing before judging begins at 8:30 am. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Judging forms will need to be turned in by 1 pm.

To volunteer contact Jade Herman at (605) 394-1718 or Register to be a judge here:

YFS Kids Fair Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers are invited to help with Youth & Family Services’ 24th annual Kids Fair!  The YFS Kids Fair is a fun, three-day event that celebrates children and their families.  Last year, Kids Fair hosted 9,827 children and their families. 

Each year, YFS looks to hundreds of volunteers to help operate attractions and ensure that children have an exciting and safe experience at Kids Fair.  Kids Fair volunteers assist with inflatable attractions, participate in the face painting, overseeing a large sandbox booth, supervisor Stride Bike booth, sell and take tickets and much more.

Volunteers are a key factor in the success of YFS’ annual fundraising events. Thanks to the support YFS receives from volunteers, children in our community continue to have access to fun recreational and educational programming, health advocacy services, counseling services, safe environments, and more.

Kids Fair is hosted at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. Please note that you must be 13 years of age or older to volunteer. The dates and times for volunteering at the 2019 Kids Fair are as follows:

Friday, March 22,           8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:00 to 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 23,      8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:00 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 24,        11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You may sign-up to help through our on-line sign-up site: