Volunteer Barber or Cosmetologist

The HOPE Center is looking for barbers and/or cosmetologists to donate their time to cut the hair of those served by the HOPE Center.  Volunteers are needed three to four hours a month on one weekday.  Times and dates can be chosen by the volunteer.

To volunteer, please contact Susie at 605-716-HOPE, or email susie@hopecenterrapidcity.org.

National Crime Victims Rights Week Volunteers

The National Crime Victims Rights week is taking place the week of April 9th – 13th.  Volunteers are needed to help assist with activities taking place this week.

Activities include a kickoff and awareness walk on Monday, April 9th from 11:00-12:30 pm at the Memorial Park Bandshell, a ribbon tying event on Wednesday, April 11th from 7:30-8:30 am at the Pennington Co. Complex area, and a recognition luncheon on Thursday, April 12th from 11:00-1:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church.  If you would like to volunteer your time to assist with these events, please contact Teresa Riggio, Victim Specialist at the Pennington County Sherrif’s office:   605-394-6115.

Horse Handlers and Sidewalkers Needed

The Suncatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy  seeks volunteers who can lead horses and or sidewalk while disabled persons ride. Sessions are on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays during the months of May through Sept. Volunteers are welcome to work a couple of hours, 1/2 days, or all day but we do prefer a commitment for the same time each week throughout the summer. If you have horse experience, great!! If you don’t, we do have volunteer training and you would start by helping as a sidewalker or doing other help until you feel comfortable with sidewalking and/or horse handling.

To volunteer or for more information, please call (605)939-4907.

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L.O.S.S. Team Members

The Front Porch Coalition is seeking volunteers to be a part of the first response team known as the L.O.S.S. (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Team.

This team responds with law enforcement in Pennington, Meade, and Lawrence County to help survivors who have just lost their loved one to suicide.
They will provide help and support to those who have just experienced that tragic and traumatic loss to provide hope, resources in the community for ongoing help, mental health care, and grieving support services.
Volunteers are on call to respond day or night as a team and share that common bond of being a suicide survivor, one who has lost someone to suicide and can make that connection of hope and support during that time.
To volunteer please call 605-348-6692.


Literacy Tutor

The Literacy Council of the Black Hills is seeking volunteers.  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.


Habitat Meal Provider


Do you enjoy making delicious meals and supporting your local organizations? Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity is in need of meal providers who can make one meal a month to help support the volunteers that are building a home with us. We build every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and, on average, we have around 10-15 volunteers on a build site. For more information, call (605)348-9196 Ext. 205.

Host Family Volunteer


Host Families through the Bethany Christian Center are volunteers who are willing to open their homes to children whose parents are facing temporary crisis.
These families are needed year round, with an average length of stay being around 36 days.  Please note placements can be much shorter or longer depending upon the situation.
Host families are required to go through an application and training process.  This process helps to prepare host families for different experiences and also give us, Bethany, the opportunity to discover the host families openness to age, gender, etc.
Thank you for considering volunteering your time and opening your home to children who need you.  This is an amazing way to serve our community!
For more information, please call Vanessa at 605-343-7196.

Event Leadership Team Member

The American Cancer Society is seeking event team members to assist with a Relay for Life event.  Work with other great volunteers to help plan and implement fundraisers and the Relay For Life event in Pennington County.  Event Leadership Team meets monthly for about one hour – participation in each meeting is highly encouraged.  Generally meetings are held in the evening.

For information or to learn more contact Christine Diers at 605-490-3033 or email christine.diers@cancer.org.

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