Each holiday season, Helpline Center compiles lists of Holiday Volunteer Opportunities, Giving Opportunities and Special Events for the Rapid City and Black Hills area.
Pennington County Emergency Management is partnering with Rapid City Area Schools to provide emergency kits for each classroom in the school district.
The kits for younger grades will include a colored armband for use in an evacuation due to an emergency. The armband will help with reunification if students are transferred to a different facility. Each class in a particular school will have a different color so as not to have two classrooms with the same color designation.
Volunteers with sewing machines are needed to sew these armbands. For more information, call 605-394-2185
Volunteers are needed for the Homes for the Holidays tour, an event of the Black Hills Symphony League. The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at five homes throughout area. Volunteer shifts are 2 1/2 hours long.
Volunteer’s will be stationed throughout the home to help with traffic flow. Money raised supports the Black Hills Symphony and music outreach for the Black Hills region which includes music scholarships for the youth.
Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary needs individuals or groups to help label and prep Angel Tree tags between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25.
For more information, call Leah at (605) 209-0511
The Mobile Food Pantry, a collaborative between Feeding South Dakota and the General Beadle Community School.
Five volunteers are needed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, Nov. 18 and Dec. 23 to help with the Mobile Food Pantry at the General Beadle Community School. Volunteers will help with bagging and distributing food. Come to the East Parking Lot of General Beadle Community School.
For more information, call Morgan at (605) 394-1841 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Against Hunger Rapid City seeks volunteers and volunteer groups interested in participating in the Superheroes Against Hunger pack from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Cost is $20 per adult and $10 per child.
The Latin Rice meals will be delivered to kids locally and around the world.
Costumes are encouraged.
For more information, call 605.484.8305
Volunteers Of America, Northern Rockies – Mommy’s Closet receives donations of winter clothing throughout the fall and winter months. Volunteers are needed to assist with sorting donations.
For more information, call Stacey at 605-341-8336.
SDSU Extension Rapid City Regional Center is seeking volunteers to teach adults at Canyon Lake Senior Center how to use technology.
Minimum age: 14
For more information, call (605) 394-1722.
The Festival of Lights Parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, in downtown Rapid City. Volunteers are needed to secure the parade route and ensure the safety of those that attend. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years old.
Volunteers would need to attend a safety briefing at 2 p.m. From this briefing they will receive their assignment and go to secure the route. The parade begins at 6 p.m. and we are usually done by 8 p.m.
For more information, contact Connie Olson at email@example.com.
The Dahl Arts Center is looking for volunteers Saturday, October 15 with a celebration of folk art of modern day – internet culture: “It’s Okay, I’m From the Internet.” The fun will be held in the John T. Vucurevich Event Center
This is an Adults ONLY Event!! This production contains content that is deemed appropriate for Mature Audiences. RESTRICTED. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian due to strong and frequent language.
– Bartenders needed: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Seeking 2 bartenders for this event serving beer, wine, pop, and water. Bartending experience is not necessary.
– Face painter: 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM – Seeking an unskilled face painter to poorly paint faces in the “I like turtles” face painting booth. It is silly and fun!
For more information please contact Jillian Jez, Customer Experience and Volunteer Coordinator, 605-394-4101 extension 209