YFS Kids Fair Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers are invited to help with Youth & Family Services’ 24th annual Kids Fair!  The YFS Kids Fair is a fun, three-day event that celebrates children and their families.  Last year, Kids Fair hosted 9,827 children and their families. 

Each year, YFS looks to hundreds of volunteers to help operate attractions and ensure that children have an exciting and safe experience at Kids Fair.  Kids Fair volunteers assist with inflatable attractions, participate in the face painting, overseeing a large sandbox booth, supervisor Stride Bike booth, sell and take tickets and much more.

Volunteers are a key factor in the success of YFS’ annual fundraising events. Thanks to the support YFS receives from volunteers, children in our community continue to have access to fun recreational and educational programming, health advocacy services, counseling services, safe environments, and more.

Kids Fair is hosted at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. Please note that you must be 13 years of age or older to volunteer. The dates and times for volunteering at the 2019 Kids Fair are as follows:

Friday, March 22,           8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:00 to 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 23,      8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:00 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 24,        11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You may sign-up to help through our on-line sign-up site:  http://signup.com/go/KSbCrfG

Volunteers Needed at the B-One Thrift Store

The B-One Thrift Store is looking for volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are anytime during business hours:
Tuesday-Friday 0900-1300
2nd Saturday of each month: 0900-1300
Tuesday 1700-1900 (Seasonal Hours- Summer)

To volunteer, please contact the B-ONE Thrift Store at 605-385-5383 and ask for Jenni or email at: b-onethriftstore@hotmail.com.



Adopt-A-Park- Rapid City Parks & Recreation

Rapid city logoThe Rapid City Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers to Adopt-A-Park.
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.

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

GUIDELINES 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

Service Projects- The HOPE Center

 hopelogo-84x102The HOPE Center is looking for volunteers that would like to volunteer through service projects. Previous service projects have involved cleaning, painting, washing windows, landscaping, building shelving, and assembling hygiene kits. A group can even develop their own service project specifically for the HOPE Center. Tours and a question and answer session are available to groups doing service projects. Service projects are available for all ages.

Hope Center | http://www.hopecenterrapidcity.org/

For more information, email roxanne@hopecenterrapidcity.org

YMCA- Check In Desk

 custerymcaThe YMCA seeks front line volunteers to provide friendly, professional and extraordinary customer service to all members, potential members and visitors who use the YMCA. Volunteers are responsible for checking-in members, assigning locker keys, folding towels and other tasks as needed.

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

To volunteer, click here. For more information, call at (605) 718-9622.

YMCA of Rapid City | http://www.rcymca.org/


Drive Cancer Patients to Treatment – Road To Recovery

American Cancer SocietyThe American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to donate their spare time and the use of their personal vehicle to give cancer patients in their community a much-needed lift.

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.

American Cancer Society | http://www.cancer.org/

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


Blood Drive Ambassador – Black Hills Area American Red Cross


The American Red Cross of South Dakota is looking for a Blood Drive Ambassador for the Black Hills area.

Spend the day thanking donors for their gift of life as they give blood at events across eastern South Dakota. Volunteers assist with donor check-in and registration as well as provide drinks and snacks to donors after they have given. Training provided free of charge and background check required.

Program/Agency: American Red Cross
Date: Must be available during the day on weekdays, hours may vary.
Time: Full day shifts preferred, half days available.
Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:16+

For more information, call (605) 336-2448 x2323.


Home Fire Prevention Events – Black Hills area American Red Cross

arcbhcSpend a Saturday or weeknight helping making a community safer. The Red Cross is looking for volunteers willing to go into communities to help with smoke alarm installations in homes. One time volunteer opportunities available. Must have valid driver’s license. Training provided free of charge and background check required.

Program/Agency: American Red Cross

Date/Time: Flexible. Monday – Friday evenings, or Saturday.

For more information, call (605) 336-2448 x2323.

Volunteers Needed to Deliver Valentine’s Day Cards

Volunteers are needed to deliver Valentine’s Day cards made by local school children. Deliveries will be made to our Veterans in the Nursing Home at Fort Meade, as well as dorm residents. This is an opportunity for those with base access only. If you are interested in assisting with this project, please contact Staci Ullmark at 605-385-4663.