Helpline Center Summer of DIY

Helpline Center Volunteer Connections is excited to launch the Summer of DIY. Each week throughout the summer of 2017, Helpline Center Volunteer Connections will post a do-it-yourself hands-on volunteer project. All projects are family friendly and designed to benefit local nonprofits.

Helpline Center invites individuals and families to choose projects that interest them. Once completed, the projects can be delivered to the Helpline Center office at 529 Kansas City St., Suite 201. Helpline Center staff will deliver the projects to the appropriate nonprofits. If individuals or families would prefer to deliver the completed projects themselves, they can contact the Helpline Center by dialing 211 to get a list of agencies accepting the DIY projects.

And don’t forget to share photos, tagging Helpline Center and using the hashtags #DIYVOLSD and #volunteerrapidcity. For more information about the Summer of DIY, call the Helpline Center at 211.

DIY Project – Week of June 26 – Book Drive

This week’s Do It Yourself project – hold a Book Drive. Once complete, the books can be delivered to the Helpline Center office at 529 Kansas City St., Suite 201. Helpline Center staff will deliver the projects to local nonprofits.

Allied Arts Fund seeks volunteers for the Kids Zone

Allied Arts Fund seeks volunteers for the Kids Zone during the July 9 Cruiser Care Show, at Main Street Square. Volunteers will help supervise and engage youth who visit the Kids Zone.

Volunteers are welcome to assist during two shifts – 9:30 a.m. to noon and noon to 3:30 p.m. To volunteer, Express Interest below.

For more information, call 605-394-4106 or email

Hills Alive Volunteer Opportunities

Hills Alive is an annual Christian music festival that is dependent upon volunteers.

Volunteers are needed for various activities, including:

* Altar Call Ministry: Pray with people who respond to the altar call. There will be one altar call each evenings and the time commitment is approximately 60-90 minutes.

* Artist Merchandise Sales: Help sell artist and speaker merchandise for both the Main and Rapid Fire Stages. Should be comfortable running tablets, credit card apps, and credit card machines. Experience in handling cash transactions is beneficial.

* Beverage Sales: Sell Pop & Water from the beverage booth.

* Catering Server: Help set up and serve meals in the catering tent.

* First Aid: We need doctors, nurses, Paramedics, and certified EMTs to help care for attendees who have medical issues.

* Greeter: Greet attendees and give them a booklet

* Inflatables: This is a fun & easy job and you get to spend time in the shade! Supervise children on the inflatable slides and toys.

* Information Booth: Greet & register Hills Alive volunteers and help answer questions about Hills Alive from festival attendees

* Parking: Control access to restricted Artist and Staff parking areas.

* Prayer Tent: If you have a heart to pray for people and/or lead people to Christ, the Prayer Tent would be a great opportunity for you!

* Pre-Festival Administrative Work: We are in need of a few people to work at the station doing clerical work the few weeks prior to Hills Alive

* Professional Services: If you are an electrician, carpenter, caterer or any other professional service provider not mentioned we’d love to have you partner with us to fill needs in those areas.

* Promotion/Poster Distribution: Distribute fliers and hang posters in your community. This is all done several weeks prior to the event.

*Safety/Security Team (18 and older): LAW ENFORCEMENT OR MILITARY BACKGROUND REQUIRED. Help maintain order and proper conduct during event, helping keep aisles clear and guide public away from restricted areas. Must be willing to work full time (6-8 hr shift) Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday.

* Set up: Help set up canopies and fencing, along with other tasks on Friday and/or Saturday in preparation for Hill Alive. These volunteers do not have to set up the stages.

* Spot Light Operator: Run one of the spotlights for the headlining artists on main stage. Experience preferred but will train.

* Stage Crew: THIS IS AN ALL DAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, VOLUNTEER POSITION for both Main Stage & Rapid Fire Stage. You will help with load-in/load-out of artist equipment and help with on-stage set changes. Stage crew also helps load-out sound equipment at the end the festival. Must be able to lift 40-50 pounds and follow directions. Experience preferred but willing to train.

* Stage Setup: Volunteers in this area will work with our staging company to set up the main stage on Wednesday at 4pm and/or Thursday all day. Muscles encouraged!

* Tear Down: Help tear down the main stage Sunday night and/or Monday (post Hills Alive). OR clean up park/put things away. This is always a big area of need and every person that serves saves us from having to hire someone.

* Video Camera Operator: Help run a video camera during Hills Alive. Experience with professional video camera equipment is preferred.

For more information, email Carly Kraemer at

Black Hills Pride Festival 2017 needs volunteers

The Black Hills Center for Equality (BHCFE) is proud to celebrate our 6th annual Black Hills PRIDE festival taking place at Memorial Park in Rapid City, SD on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

From starting quietly in the 1980’s we now anticipate 1000+ attendees and their pets to shop, eat and be entertained at our fun-filled annual festival. This is BCHFE’s biggest event of the year bringing the LGBT community and its allies together in celebration.

Black Hills Center for Equality is looking for volunteers to assist with festival set up and tear down.

For more information, call (605) 348-3244.

Can you help with the Day in the Park?

Day In The Park is a free community event in Memorial Park on July 15, which will benefit the financially struggling population in the Rapid City area. There will be free shoes for the kids, a free lunch, fun activities for the kids, and nonprofit booths distributing information.

Cornerstone Rescue Mission is looking for volunteers to help set up and tear down, people to be “shoe runners,” feet washers, help in keeping the dining area clean, people to assist guests, and other miscellaneous tasks.

Volunteer orientation is at 8 a.m. and the event will be completed by 1 p.m.
For more information, call (605) 718-8712.

Volunteers needed to assist with CHROMA

All Ability Theater Volunteer with Black Hills Works & Flutter Productions is seeking Volunteers to assist during their production of CHROMA on Saturday, July 8, at various times indicated below:

  • SET UP FENCING – 6:30am (6-8 volunteers)
  • SET UP TABLES & CHAIRS – 6:45am (6 Volunteers)
  • INSTALL TENTS/AUDIENCE RISERS – 6:45am (4 Volunteers)
  • INSTALL SUBFLOOR & GIANT CANVAS – 6:30am (5 Volunteers) * Breakfast will be provided
  • TICKET TAKER/WRISTBAND DISTRIBUTION/USHER – 5:30pm – 8:00pm (4 Volunteers)

CHROMA is a larger than life painting experience performed in the round for an exclusive, one-night-only event at Founder’s Park. Presented by Flutter Productions, a division of Black Hills Works, an all-ability movement-based theatre company in Rapid City.

Performed in the round for an exclusive, one-night-only event at Founder’s Park. Performers will paint a 24′ x 36′ canvas in real time while telling the story of an individual in search of their creative voice. Prior to the performance, a unique social hour (6pm – 7pm) will serve as the preface to the adventure that the audience and performers will go on together.

For more information, call Volunteer Coordinator Audrey Nordine at (605) 718-8328 or email

Black Hills Works “Golf FORE a Cause” seeks volunteers

Volunteer for our Annual Golf Tournament! Man a hole, help support people served by Black Hills Works who also have a volunteer job, and best of all, be outside while volunteering for a good cause!

For more information, call Volunteer Coordinator Audrey Nordine at (605) 718-8328 or email

Drive Cancer Patients to Treatment – Road to Recovery

When transportation is a cancer patient’s biggest roadblock to treatment, the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides the rides that can help save lives. And we need your help.

For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to their treatment, volunteers donate their spare time and the use of their personal vehicle to give cancer patients in their community a much-needed lift.

So if you own a car, then you are already on the road to helping save lives.

Why is this important?

Even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there. Family and friends may be able to help, but over the course of several months, they may not have the time or financial means to provide every ride.

That’s why a successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous, potentially life-saving asset to the community.

To volunteer, what do you need?

If you own a car, then you are already on the road to volunteering for the Road to Recovery program. But you’ll also need:
•A good driving record
•A current, valid driver’s license
•Access to safe and reliable vehicle
•Proof of adequate automobile insurance
•Completion of the American Cancer Society training course
•Availability Monday through Saturday during the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

For more information, call (605) 323-3544.