Volunteers are needed for YFS Kids Fair

Youth & Family Services annual Kids Fair is a fun, three-day event that celebrates children and their families. Kids Fair offers attendees a large variety of hands-on activities, inflatables, mini-train rides, face painting, live entertainment, and more! Last year, Kids Fair hosted more than 9,725 children and their families.
Kids Fair volunteers are needed to assist with tickets, line control, staffing attractions, monitoring doors and more.
Volunteers are needed to work a four-hour shift (two-hour shifts can be provided upon request) on any or each day of Kids Fair, 28 – 30 Apr 17.


For more information, email ddecker@youthandfamilyservices.org.

Looking for a volunteer project? Adopt-a-Park

Rapid City Parks & Recreation seeks volunteers to Adopt-A-Park!

Why Adopt-A-Park?

The individuals and groups who become involved in the Adopt-A-Park Program are contributing to the betterment of the community by making park areas cleaner.


Any individual, neighborhood, group, or organization can Adopt-A-Park as a volunteer project. The Parks Department will continue to provide regular maintenance, while the individuals and groups will be asked to assist with the special care of the adopted areas. A letter of understanding which clarifies the responsibilities of the participating individuals or groups will be signed by the individuals or by a representative of the group and by the Parks Division Manager. Citizen ideas and suggestions about park area improvements are appreciated.

The Parks Department hopes that Adopt-A-Park participants will fulfill their commitment at least three times a year. The suggested scheduling would be late spring, mid-summer, and fall.

Litter and debris removal, weed control, flower care, reporting vandalism, and identifying hazards are the primary responsibilities of the Adopt-A-Park participants. Planting trees and shrubs, painting, and carpentry projects are additional tasks which should be coordinated with the Parks Department. The Parks Department can provide necessary tools, equipment, and materials, as well as trash bags.

For more information, call 605-394-4175.

Do you believe in the importance of the Arts to the Black Hills Community? The Allied Arts Fund needs you!

Allied Arts Fund (AAF) has served as the united funding agency for the arts in Rapid City and the Black Hills since 1971. During those 44 years, AAF has raised significant dollars through a direct mail effort with proceeds going to the funded local arts organizations, currently numbering 10, and other nonprofit arts organizations and projects with an arts orientation. “Better together” is a guiding principle of AAF, which in practice emphasizes and encourages funded arts organizations to be fiscally responsible, collaborative and diverse.

“AAF provides financial operating and promotional support for its member arts agencies for the enrichment of people’s lives in Rapid City and the Black Hills region.”

If you are interested in supporting these efforts, call (605) 394-4106.

Catholic Benedictine volunteers needed

Benedictine Volunteers is a collaborative Catholic volunteer program that extends the mission and ministries of three Benedictine women’s communities in North and South Dakota: St. Martin Monastery in Rapid City, SD; Mother of God Monastery in Watertown, SD; and Annunciation Monastery in Bismarck, ND. Volunteers are given a wide variety of opportunities to serve.

Volunteer Requirements:
•Catholic women
•Ages 20-58
•No dependents
•Open to discerning your life’s call and/or a possible call to religious life
Length of Commitment: 3 months – 2 years

Living Arrangement: Volunteers live in community housing at one of the monastery sites.

For more information, call (605) 886-4159.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Couples and Big Families – Become a Mentor!


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills need volunteers for community based programs need:

• Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Couples (married), and Big Families: These programs are designed to match children between 5 and 15 years old, with an adult who can serve as a positive role model, giving a child a chance to see their unlimited potential and providing the opportunity to develop into a more responsible, successful, well-rounded individual.

• Outdoor Adventure Program is designed to instill in children a lifelong enthusiasm and respect for hunting, fishing, wildlife and habitat conservation, and landowner appreciation while providing a complete realistic hunting experience. Hunter safety is emphasized.

• Mother Mentor Program is designed to match experienced mothers with new or expectant mothers. The goal of the program is to provide friendship and emotional support as well as relevant educational and parenting information.

For more information, call 605-343-1488.

Childcare assistants needed

Northern Hills Alliance for Children is looking for energetic and compassionate individuals to help with an array of needs in their child care center and preschool. They would love volunteers for anything from holding babies, helping with art projects, singing songs, going on walks, or teaching a lesson. The students all love visitors and learning about new things.

We would love your help in teaching our children! If you are interested in something specific or have other ideas, we would love to hear from you.

For more information, call (605)559-2007.

Are you a Teen looking for a great volunteer opportunity? Become a Teen Up Ambassador!

Teen Up is recruiting teens from the Rapid City area to serve as Teen Up Ambassadors as they move their 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.

For more information call Kristin Kiner at 605-310-4400 for meeting location .

Volunteers needed for Kids Deployment Line – 8 April 2017

April is Month of the Military Child! The Force Support Squadron, Airman & Family Services Flight will be celebrating at the PRIDE Hangar from 1:00 to 3:00PM.

We are looking for approximately 15 volunteers to help with events at the PRIDE Hangar and at the Deployment line.

To volunteer, please call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 385-4663.

Can you help with the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards event

Each year, the Helpline Center in Rapid City honors dozens of volunteers during the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. This year’s luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at the Best Western Ramkota Convention Center in Rapid City. And we need volunteers to make it happen.

* 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – Volunteers are needed to help with table decoration.
* 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. – Volunteers are also needed to assist with checking in attendees and directing attendees to their tables.
* 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Two volunteers are needed to direct Spirit of Volunteerism Award winners from the stage to the photography area after their presentation.
* 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – One volunteer is needed to assist the photographer, who will shoot images of winners and other honorees.

All volunteers are invited to enjoy a complementary meal.

For more information, call Lynn at (605) 274-1429.