Volunteers for Mud Run

The Ellsworth AFB Fitness Center is in need of volunteers for a Mud Run being held Friday, August 24th at Camp Lancer from 0900-1200.  Please contact SrA Plaskett at 385-1625 if you are in interested in supporting this event.

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DIY Projects – Birthday in a Bag

Each week throughout the summer of 2018, Helpline Center Volunteer Connections program posts a do-it-yourself volunteer project.

Helpline Center invites individuals and families to choose projects that interest them. Once completed, the projects can be delivered to the Helpline Center offices in Rapid City.  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 #volunteerrapidcity

This weeks project is Birthday in a Bag.  Birthdays are a special day for children. However, it can be difficult for families who do not have the resources to celebrate.  Birthday in a Bag is a way to help those families in need with their children’s birthday celebrations. Once you’ve created your Birthday in a Bag, drop of the package at the Help-line Center & we will deliver to organizations that work with children and families.

Feeding South Dakota Backpack Program Volunteers

The Feeding South Dakota Backpack Program provides Black Hills area school children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food for the weekend, when schools are closed and there is no access to free school meals. Food is packaged and delivered to schools, where the food is slipped into the child’s own backpack to take home. To volunteer or for more information, call (605) 348-2689

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Volunteer

The Alzheimer’s Association seeks volunteers for the Rapid City Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Day of Walk Volunteer Descriptions:
Set-up volunteers are needed between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.. These volunteers will help with set up and decorate the walk route, registration area and the stage.

Registration volunteers are needed 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. These volunteers will work check in pre-registered participants and day-of registrants. These volunteers will also provide T-shirts when applicable.

Greeters are needed 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.. Volunteers will help participants fill out registration forms and direct them to the appropriate line.

Promise Garden volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. These volunteers work in the promise garden tent handing out appropriate flowers.

Tear down volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. They will help take down the route and clean up the registration area.

Water stop volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will provide water to participants.

To volunteer, please call 605-339-4543.

SDSU Extension Chronic Disease Lay Leader Training

Become a Better Choices, Better Health© SD Lay Leader to help people better manage their chronic conditions and lead healthier lives. No healthcare or teaching experience is required. In fact, many leaders have a chronic disease themselves and have attended the workshops as a participant.

Training Dates:

  • September 18, 2018; 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • September 19, 2018; 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • September 25, 2018; 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • September 26, 2018; 8 AM – 4:30 PM

Why become a leader?

  • To teach people skills that can make a difference in how they live their lives
  • To work with other facilitators in your community
  • To learn proven methods to apply to other areas of your practice/life
  • To improve leadership, teaching, and group facilitation skills

Here’s what’s involved in the training

  • To become a Lay Leader you will attend a 4 day training session and agree to a minimum two-year commitment.
  • You’ll receive a leader manual and complete training activities identical to those taught to workshop attendees.
  • You’ll learn how to implement and administrate the program and complete a set of practice teaching assignments.
  • All materials, handouts, supplies, and lunch/refreshments for the 4 days of training will be provided.
  • Lay Leaders often register in pairs since all workshops are co-facilitated by 2 leaders. It is best to have 2–3 trainees for a smaller community or town.

Post-training requirements

  • As a Lay Leader, you must co-lead a workshop within 6 months of completing leader training and commit to facilitate a minimum of one full workshop each year.
  • You must attend refresher sessions periodically to maintain certification.

Click Here to Register for the Training.

For more information contact Lori at Lori.Oster@sdstate.edu or 605-782-3290.

DIY Projects – Homeless Care Packs

Each week throughout the summer of 2018, Helpline Center Volunteer Connections program posts a do-it-yourself volunteer project.

Helpline Center invites individuals and families to choose projects that interest them. Once completed, the projects can be delivered to the Helpline Center offices in Sioux Falls, Rapid City or Brookings. 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 #volunteerrapidcity

This weeks DIY Project is Homeless Care Packs.   A care package is a simple way to show support and caring for those less fortunate.

Purr’N Ruff Rescue Seeks Rescue Foster Volunteers

Purr’N Ruff Rescue / Black Hills Rescue Transport is looking for caring, compassionate foster volunteers to foster. Fostering is such a rewarding gift, you are able to love, teach, learn, grow, and be involved with placing them into there new forever home when the adoption takes place. The Rescue supplies all necessities for the foster animal, They also will receive vaccinations, complete blood panel, dewormed, microchipped, and started on preventatives before going into foster care. Before adoption takes place they will be Spayed/Neutered. For more information contact the Rescue at (605) 299-6399 or you can find an application on our website https://www.purrnruffrescue.org/ and email it back to us (purrnruff@yahoo.com).

Feeding South Dakota BackPack Program Volunteers

The Feeding South Dakota BackPack Program provides Black Hills area school children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food for the weekend, when schools are closed and there is no access to free school meals. Food is packaged and delivered to schools, where the food is slipped into the child’s own backpack to take home. To volunteer call (605) 348-2689.

Feeding South Dakota

Northern Hills Alliance for Children Seeks Painting Volunteers

The Northern Hills Alliance for Children is a non-profit child care center located in Deadwood. They are seeking individuals to help paint the exterior of their building. It is concrete and could be completed quickly with 2-3 people per side. For more information call Elena at 605-641-4934.