Back to School Round-Up

Volunteers are needed to help with the base wide Back to School Round-Up event scheduled for Saturday, 6 September from 3-5pm at the Pride Hangar. I am looking for people to help during the following days/times:

* Friday, September 5, 0900-1200 – Haul tables, chairs and equipment to the Pride Hangar – 3 people
* Saturday, September 6, 1430-1730 – Help set up, run kid’s games/activities during the event, and then tear down – 16 people (including 4 people who can face paint)
* Monday, September 8, 0900-1200 – Haul tables, chairs and equipment back from the hangar – 3 people

This is a fun event and should have a good turnout. If you would like to volunteer, please contact me with the day you can help (and if you can face paint). Thanks for your support!

Chad Canaan
School Liaison Officer
EFMP – Family Support Coordinator
Ellsworth AFB, SD
DSN: 675-1381
Comm: (605) 385-1381

Once Upon a Festival

Storybook Island is looking for volunteers who can help at the sixth annual “Once Upon A Festival” event. The dates are 6 & 7 Sep with shifts from 0930-1315 and 1315-1700 on both days. Volunteers must sign up NLT 3 Sep 2014.
There are over 100 positions available which may include ticket selling, working the activities and set-up. The staff will place volunteers at positions that need to be filled first based on the number of volunteers.
Storybook Island’s “Once upon a Festival” is sponsored by the Rotary Club. There will be lots of games, activities, and prizes for children who want to join the fun. Tickets are only $2 paid at the gate which, opens at 10am each day that weekend. All proceeds will go directly to Storybook Island so the park can continue to provide free admission throughout the open season.
Storybook Island started in 1954 and is a unique park with fairytale themed playgrounds. It is a great place for families with young children. You can see its page here:
Please email A1C Dantae Seward at if interested.

National Relief Charities

We’re now starting our Christmas stocking assembly. We’ll be working on them for at
least the next 2 months so anyone that wants to come Monday-Friday from 7:30
A.M. to 3:00 P.M. is welcome. If your’re interested in helping please call the National Relief Charities at 399-9905 or just show up at National Relief Charities, 2401 Eglin Street
(On the service road, down the hill from Menards) during the days/time specified above.
Thank you for all your help.

Douglas School District Volunteers

Volunteers are needed at the Douglas School District during the first week of school. Volunteers will be positioned at crosswalks and parking lots during morning drop off and afternoon pick up to help the children get to and from school safely. The school will provide any necessary safety equipment. I’m looking for enough volunteers to cover the entire first week, August 25-29, during the times listed below:
• Badger Clark Elementary: 0730-0810 (3 people) and 1440-1500 (2 people)
• Francis Case Elementary: 1450-1510 (2 people)
• Vandenberg Elementary: 0730-0800 and 1435-1455 (2 people each shift)
• Douglas Middle School: 0730-0810 and 1445-1515 (2 people each shift)
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me with the day, shift and school you can work. Thanks for helping keep our schools safe!

Chad Canaan
School Liaison Officer
EFMP – Family Support Coordinator
Ellsworth AFB, SD
DSN: 675-1381
Comm: (605) 385-1381

Central States Fair Range Days Rodeo

Volunteers are needed to help with raking the rodeo arena between competitors during the Central States Fair Range Days Rodeo Aug. 21-24 in Rapid City, S.D. .

To volunteer, contact:

Ron Jeffries, CSF General Manager
Office: 605.355.3861
Cell: 605.390.6135

Kadee Hande, CSF Marketing Specialist
Office: 605.355.3861
Cell: 605.391.7514

Volunteering with Black Hills Works

The Black Hills Works is looking for 10-15 volunteers who are willing to go on their state tournament trips for a long weekend in support of the Special Olympics. The next big trip is November 6-8 in Aberdeen for the State Bowling Tournament. If you are interested in helping please contact Rebekah Tayolor, the Black Hills Works Volunteer Coordinator, at 605-718-8328.