Club for Boys seeks Thrift Store Volunteers

ClubThe Thrift Store benefiting the Club for Boys – Rapid City seeks volunteers to help in the following areas:

  • Sorting and Pricing – Work in the back of the store sorting and cleaning donations, pricing items, and there is some lifting required.
  • Clothing Hanger: hanging, tagging, and pricing clothes and getting it to the sales floor in the proper departments.
  • Display Person: Make displays attractive throughout the store with donated merchandise, dressing mannequins.
  • Electronics: Test donated electronics, clean and repair them as needed to prepare for sale.
  • Furniture: help clean and repair furniture.
  • Floor Assistant: Keep store clean and organized, check dressing rooms, put away processed merchandise.

For more information, call (605) 343-3500

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Help Kids Against Hunger – Feed the Hungry

Kids Against Hunger-Rapid City seeks volunteers help pack meals for the hungry in an assembly line.  Volunteers will scoop rice, soy, vitamins and vegetables into bags, then weigh them, seal them and package them into boxes to be sent to starving people around the world and hungry people here in the Black Hills. Schedule a pack with a group of 10 people or more.

For more information, call (605) 484-2370

YMCA seeks Group Exercise Volunteers

custerymcaThe YMCA of Rapid City is seeking energetic individuals to assist with group exercise classes. If you are interested in sharing your talents and leadership abilities, please submit an application: go to http://www.rcymca.org/jobs/Volunteer-Opportunities.html and download a volunteer application.

For more information, call Sara Hornick at      (605) 718-9622.

Volunteers needed for the Central States Fair Range Days Rodeo

The Central States Fair Range Days Rodeo event planners are looking for volunteers to rake the arena after the barrel races. This is a fun volunteer activity in which volunteers are asked to help rake the area around the barrel in the arena after every barrel racer. Volunteers are asked to wear long sleeve shirts, loose-fitting jeans and boots. Bring gloves if you have them. Must be age 18 or older.

With the assistance of Air Force volunteers in the past, the Central States Fair has won the award for best ground by the Women’s Pro Rodeo Association a total of five times.

DATES/TIMES OF THIS EVENT: Thursday, Aug. 25-Saturday, Aug. 27. Various shifts are available throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

LOCATION OF EVENT: Central States Fairgrounds, Grandstand Arena at 800 San Francisco St., Rapid City, SD.

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED: 12 each night (volunteers can do multiple nights). Nearly everyone that has done it asks to come back the next night.

DEADLINES TO REGISTER: Wednesday, Aug. 24

For more information and to volunteer contact Kadee Hande or Ron Jeffries, 605-355-3861

Teen Up Ambassador Opportunities

Teen Up – Partnership Rapid City is recruiting teens from the Rapid City area to serve as Teen Up Ambassadors as they move the youth engagement initiative forward.

As an Ambassador, you will help to create and share community activities and projects with your peers, friends, school and community in an effort to make a difference in our community, state or world.

Call Kristin Kiner at 605-310-4400 for meeting location .

Group Volunteer Opportunity!

Black Hills Works is seeking volunteer groups to come into their day services to provide educational and community support! A great opportunity for youth groups, civic groups, or young adults. Any size group, from 2 people up to a larger number of 12-15 people is welcome.

For more information, call Volunteer Coordinator Audrey Nordine at (605) 718-8328 or email anordine@bhws.com

Volunteers needed for Lifeways Art Competition

Lifeways goal is to build bridges with youth to live healthy, happy and drug free lives.

Lifeways is seeking volunteers to help judge artistic categories for Lifeways Choose Art competition, to be held Oct. 6. Judges are needed in the weeks leading up to the event, but they would be able to begin accepting volunteers immediately.

For more information, call 605-716-6555.

Great Teen Opportunity! Serve as an “Attorney” or “Jury member” on the Pennington County Teen Court

Teen Court is a collaborative effort between the Pennington County State’s Attorney, the 7th Judicial Circuit Court and The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Juvenile offenders, ages 12 – 17, are referred to Teen Court by the State’s Attorneys as an alternative to the formal juvenile justice system.

Volunteers are needed to serve as a “jury” and “attorneys.”

Teen Court is a sentencing hearing where offenders’ cases are presented to a jury of their peers by teen volunteer attorneys. The peer jury then decides a constructive disposition based on the mitigating and aggravating circumstances of the case.

Teen Court is a “second chance” for those youths who have made a poor choice(s) and have little or no previous criminal history. Hopefully, after the Teen Court experience, the youth will stay free of the criminal court system.

Upon successful completion of the program, the offender’s case will not be formally charged.

For more information, call 605-394-2191.

Become a Senior Companion

If you’re looking for a rewarding volunteer experience, consider becoming a Senior Companion. This federally funded program supports low-income older adults who make weekly visits to frail elders and adults living with disabilities. The goal is to keep people living independently in their own homes and providing them with a social connection.

Companions provide assistance with transportation, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, playing games, reminiscing or just being a friend. Volunteers must be 55+, meet an income guideline, and be willing to serve 15+ hours a week.

For more information call Carol at (605) 721-8884 or email bhsrcompanion@rushmore.com.