Ready for some fun while doing something good for your community?
The Rapid City Color Vibe 5k run will begin at 0900 the James Kjerstad Event Center, 915 Centre St. Rapid City, SD 57701
Color Vibe is proud to help the local community, not only by bringing a ton of colorful happiness to your town, but also helping out your local charity.
In coordination with the YMCA, event planners are seeking at least 20 volunteers to be team leads on Friday, July 29th from 11am-6:30pm and Saturday, July 30th from 6:30am-Noon.
Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one of the following brackets:
- Friday, July 29: Help with packet hand out, sell merchandise, setup –11:00am-3:00pm
- Saturday, July 30: check-in, set up flags, color party, color station
To volunteer for this fun filled event follow the instructions for VolunteerSpot as follows:
1) Click this link to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot: (http://vols.pt/cF6BZS) 2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a
password on VolunteerSpot.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you
prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up
If volunteer spots become full, please contact Sara Hornick, at the Rapid City YMCA (605) 718-9622 or email Sara@rcymca.org
Foster Grandparents provide individualized educational, social, and emotional support services to children in settings such as schools, Head Start programs, after-school programs, cultural centers and residential group homes.
A tax-free stipend (which does not effect eligibility or benefits for Social Security or income-based assistance programs) is provided.
Volunteers must be willing and able to volunteer on a consistent schedule that they determine. Training is provided and no experience is necessary.
For more information, call 605-347-4667. Foster Grandparent Program
Camp Friendship is a summer camp specializing in creating a unique camping experience for people with mental and physical disabilities ages 8 and above. Based in the Black Hills near Deadwood, we provide an overnight getaway which includes sing-a-long campfires, swimming in a private lake, a theme related dance and multiple outdoor activities each day all while providing one on one adaptive care to individuals with special needs.
If you’d like more information or to register as a volunteer please visit our website at http://www.campfriendship.org or visit or facebook page- Camp Friendship of the Black Hills or call 605-360-8234. Camp Friendship of the Black Hills
Volunteers are needed to help keep the Humane Society of the Black Hills grounds and field area clean.
For more information, call 605-394-4170.
Humane Society of the Black Hills
MG Oil hosts a golf tournament for the Cornerstone Rescue Mission at Red Rocks golf course every year. Volunteers are needed to sit at three golf holes watching for holes-in-one (where players get prizes). It involves sitting in a golf cart beside a hole for a two hour shift. Each hole has two volunteers, which means this is a great opportunity for two friends to chat.
At 5 p.m., there is a free BBQ for everyone, including the volunteers. This is a fun event that supports the homeless of the Black Hills area.
For more information, call Deb Berg at (605) 718-8712. Cornerstone Rescue Mission
Volunteers are needed to help maintain the native vegetation and landscaping around Campus West.
* Water and weed garden beds and planted trees.
* Plant new flowers, trees and shrubs as needed.
* Assist in removing invasive species when needed.
* Other duties as assigned.
For more information, call Luke at (605) 394-2310. SD Game, Fish and Parks The Outdoor Campus-West
The Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons (Black Hills) seeks a Camp Counselor. Duties include guiding children in outdoor activities, crafts and team building skills. Counselors will assist with organizing camp, planning and scheduling group activities, providing emotional support, greeting new campers and explaining all the rules of the camp. Other job responsibilities of camp counselors include the health and safety of the campers.
For more information, call (605) 343-6355.
National Family Month is celebrated from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. National Family Month and the upcoming Father’s Day weekend provide an opportunity for families to share special time together, to develop or renew relationships, and to remind everyone of the importance of family involvement in raising healthy, confident kids. Service is a great way to spend time together and turn volunteering into a lifetime habit. Looking for ways to serve with your family? Here are 20 ideas:
•Make cards/care packages for kids in the hospital.
•Make first aid kits and donate them to a homeless shelter.
•Organize a day of play for neighborhood kids/families to promote healthy lifestyles.
•Clean up a neighborhood park/playground.
•Clean up a local river or stream.
•Maintain local hiking and walking trails.
•Do an energy audit of your home and make an effort to reduce energy consumption.
Poverty & Hunger
•Grow extra fruits and vegetables to donate to a food pantry.
•Give out food and water to homeless people.
•Serve meals at a soup kitchen.
•Help restock the shelves of a food pantry.
•Donate old books.
•Practice reading skills by reading to young children together.
•Read a book with your child that will teach them skills they can use to better the community.
•Make posters educating people about the negative effects of bullying.
•Write letters to local elected officials advocating for protection against bullying for LGBTQ youth.
•Host a workshop for youth and their parents about cyber bullying and effective ways to use social media and the internet.
•Visit a local senior center.
•Mow the lawn for an elderly neighbor.
•Donate unused sports equipment to an after school center.
The Mobile Food Pantry, a collaborative between Feeding South Dakota and the General Beadle Community School, seeks five volunteers to help with the Mobile Food Pantry at the General Beadle Community School from 2:00 – 3:00 on 24 June 2016.
Volunteers are needed to help with bagging and distributing food.
For more information, call Morgan or Anita at (605) 394-1841
Rapid City Public Libraries seeks homebound program backup driver. Deliveries are made on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, between 9-11am. Most routes take about an hour, and a library vehicle is available for these deliveries.
· The minimum age for a driver is 18.
· Volunteer must have a background check on file.
· Must be available Wednesday, Thursday or Friday mornings from 9-11.
· Must be able to lift and carry 25lbs.
· A clean driving record and proof of insurance is required.
· A general knowledge of Rapid City streets is helpful, but not necessary. Maps and directions can be provided.
For more information, call Stephaine at 394-6139 ext 2230.