43rd Annual Rapid City Pride Week

The 27th of April is the last day of Rapid City’s 43rd Annual Rapid City Clean-Up.  In the past Ellsworth AFB has shown great support for this event and it would be great to continue this support.  If you would like to volunteer to help clean up the public areas on this day please contact A1C Kalvin Schultz @ 385-1758 or kelvin.schultz@us.af.mil


Welcome to the Volunteer Opportunity Listing Website

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, a way to track your volunteer hours, or nominate someone for the Air Force Volunteer Excellence Award, you are in the right place!

This website is a part of the Volunteer Assistance Program at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Per AFI 36-3009, paragraph 3.11, the Airman & Family Readiness Center uses the Volunteer Assistance Program to assist the installation commander and collaborates with other base volunteer agencies to recruit, train, place, and recognize volunteer service.

On this site we will post volunteer opportunities that are sent to us. If you are apart of an organization that needs a volunteer, let us know about it. Send an email with the details about the volunteer opportunity, your organization, and your contact information to volunteer@ellsworthafrc.org.

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, you can register yourself to be notified via email anytime we post something new. And when you no longer want to receive those emails, you can unregister yourself. You can also follow our posts on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EAFB_Volunteers.

Browse the local charities that have volunteer opportunities and contact them directly.

As you begin volunteering, track your volunteer hours using the President’s Volunteer Service Award. It’s great for those EPRs and OPRs!

The Air Force Volunteer Excellence Award (VEA) is a commander’s program to recognize volunteer contributions across the installation. We can provide the commanders information about the nomination process and due dates for the award packages.

Click the follow button to receive notifications of volunteer opportunities that we post and get out there and volunteer.


Contribution directly fosters resilience because it helps one gain a sense of purpose, something positive to strive toward, and achieve. It also assists in building connections, increasing one’s competence and confidence. People who contribute to others’ well-being don’t feel burdened or put upon; they feel honored, even blessed, to have been in the right place at the right time, perhaps with the right training. They often get more than they give. People with this experience can turn to others more freely because they’re equipped with the understanding that the person guiding them through troubled times is there because they want to be there.