Box Elder Bash seeks volunteers for Independence Day Celebration

Event planners for the Annual Box Elder Bash (Independence Day Celebration) are seeking 40 volunteers to assist with several events from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. including the parade, derby, displays and fireworks display. Event POC will be able to accommodate different shifts.

DATE: Saturday, July 1, 2017

LOCATION OF EVENT(S): Field north of True Value Hardware on Ellsworth Rd.,  Box Elder, SD 57719

— PARKING LOT PATROL: Making sure no people are lighting sparklers or other
fireworks in parking lots belonging to businesses, especially around the
South Dakota Air and Space Museum. Ensure no trash is left in the parking

— TRASH/PORTA-POTTY PATROLS: Remove trash bags from cans to dumpsters and
replacing liners. Ensure toilet paper supply remains full in porta-potty.

— ADMISSION: Take entry fees and placing wristbands on patrons as they
arrive. Assist with 50/50 raffle.

— VISITOR INFORMATION: Answer questions and giving directions to event

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must be at least 18 and withstand outdoor
activities for two hours.

HOW TO REGISTER: Send an email with your name, telephone number, email
address and preferred volunteer time and activity to


ADDITIONAL NOTES: Water will be provided to all volunteers. Volunteers should dress appropriately and bring their own sunblock.

Performance Camp Volunteers Needed!

The Rapid City Arts Council education department is in need of volunteers for the summer performance camps. Volunteers are needed at the following camps: “Rotten to the Core,” June 19-23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Down the Rabbit Hole,” July 24-28, 9 a.m. to   4 p.m. “Retro Fresh,” August 7-11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Camp volunteers assist instructors in the classroom with various duties, including setting up the art room, working with students to complete projects, monitoring breaks for the younger students, interacting with students, helping children follow directions to ensure completion of art work, and cleaning the classroom after class.

In addition, volunteers assist with setting up student art exhibits or performances, building sets and props, making costumes, painting backdrops and other duties as assigned.

For more information, email Sean Kittrell Simon at or call 605.394.4101 extension 205.

Youth and Family Services Summer lunch volunteers needed!

The Youth and Family Services Nutrition Program seeks volunteers to help with the summer meals program. Volunteers are needed to:

• Greet and help all coming in to eat to feel welcome

• Wipe tables

• Sweep floor

• Remove garbage

• Assist with meal service

The greatest need is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers would also be served lunch.

For more information, call 605.342.4195.

Volunteers needed at Mercy Housing Driftwood Estates

Mercy Housing Driftwood Estates seeks volunteers to assist with youth programs every Tuesday and Thursday. Fun activities are planned for the summer, including scavenger hunts, movies with popcorn, a reading program, growing mini gardens and more. Volunteers are welcome on a weekly basis or as a one-time volunteer. In May, programs are scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. In June, programs will be scheduled at various times.

For more information, call 605-348-7086.

Want to change someone’s life? Become a Literacy Tutor!

Volunteers are trained as tutors for adults, or in special cases teenagers, who are having difficulties reading, writing, speaking, and/or listening at a basic literacy level (0 to approximately 8th grade level).

Tutoring is one-on-one and volunteers meet with students in public places of their choice and at times that are convenient for them. Tutors may choose to tutor English language learners or adults who have basic literacy challenges.

Tutors try to meet at least once a week and a one-year commitment is advised.

For more information, call (605) 394-4171.

Love INC seeks Computer Instructor for Summer Class

Love INC seeks a volunteer Computer Instructor to teach a 9-week summer class starting June 13 and ending August 15. The class will be on Tuesday evenings. Volunteer Computer Instructors will be provided the curriculum.

For more information, call Roy Roberts, Life INC Program Director, at (605) 718-5683.

Rapid City Public Library seeks Books for Babies volunteers

You can make a difference in our community by volunteering a couple of hours each week!

The Books for Babies volunteer assembles packets that are distributed to new parents through the local hospital. This position is flexible on day/time and could be 4-8 hours per month. Volunteers are expected to be polite and respectful of staff and library patrons. Must be able to work unsupervised and with changing staff. Library volunteers should have the ability to communicate with staff regarding tasks and schedule adjustments.

For more information, call (605) 394-4171.

Mommy’s Closet needs volunteers to sort donations

Mommy’s Closet is in need help sorting through and organizing the donations that come in to Mommy’s Closet.

Mommy’s Closet is a free crisis resource provider that lends a helping hand to moms, dads, and families with children under the age of five. Mommy’s Closet provides assistance by supplying necessities to help take care of babies and children.

Volunteer Opportunity requires a background check.

For more information, call 605-341-8336.

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons seeks camp counselors

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons invites volunteers to serve as camp counselors during various camps in the coming months. The first camp in need of volunteer counselors will be held June 11-14, at Storm Mountain. Other dates are also available.

The camp counselors will assist in the operation of the camp and its programs. The camp counselors must be able to work cooperatively with the unit leader; be able to supervise camper behavior; identify and respond to hazards; conduct program activities; assist campers in emergencies; teach and promote respect for others; and possess the strength and endurance to maintain constant supervision of campers.

For more information, call Jenny Payton at 1-800-666-2141 or email her at

4 Directions-5K Run/Walk Community Unity Celebration seeks volunteers

Rapid City Community Conversations will host a 4 direction (4D) 5K run on 3 June starting at Memorial Park.  This event is a celebration of on-going efforts for “Community innovation to reverse institutional and individual racism through conversations focused on relationship-building and shared values.”

Volunteers are needed with registration, service as a path walker, and for set up and tear down.  Register to volunteer – choose the Volunteer T-Shirt on the site.

For more information, please contact Paula Twiss at 431-3120.