CASA volunteer advocates are ordinary people who care about children. CASA volunteers come from all backgrounds. Becoming a CASA volunteer advocate requires completion of 30 hours of pre-service training provided by CASA. Topics covered during training include an overview of the juvenile court system in South Dakota, sessions on report writing and information gathering, understanding the effects of child abuse, understanding cultural differences, and the roles of various professionals involved with abuse and neglect cases. All potential volunteers must go through an application/interview process before starting training classes. CASA hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday. Start the process today! For more information call (605) 394-2203 or visit the website at:
Black Hills Works is looking for Residential Volunteers. Volunteers, develop a close friendship with the residents by engaging in many different activities. Go to the movies, walk around the mall, attend sporting events, go fishing, play video games, do arts and crafts, etc… The activities are endless. Volunteer in one of the group homes. Schedules are flexible. For more information call Joe at 605-343-4550.
The Outdoor Campus West is currently seeking volunteers to be Mentor Instructors. If you are knowledgeable about any outdoor recreation pastime, help strengthen the community by teaching! All activities are needed. These include: hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, skiing, sport shooting, trapping, etc. A commitment to teaching a minimum of three programs a year is requested, though you can teach as much as you would like. For more information call Luke at 605.394.2538
Storybook Island is looking for volunteers to help out during the Once Upon A Festival. Volunteers are needed to drive the train, work concessions, admissions and help operate the games. This is a two-day event on September 7th and 8th. Morning shifts 9:15am-1:15pm or Afternoon Shifts 1:00pm-5:15pm.
The Humane Society of the Black Hills is looking for Dog Walkers to help exercise and socialize the dogs. Dog walkers can come during regular hours to walk dogs, play with dogs or, with further training, groom dogs.
To learn more about volunteering at the Humane Society, visit
The Rapid City YMCA is looking for volunteers to volunteer with group exercise. Energetic individuals are needed to assist with the many group exercise classes.
For more information, call (605) 718-9622.
The American Red Cross of South Dakota is looking for volunteers to place phone calls to families who have recently experienced a disaster or home fire to assist them with the long-term recovery process. Using the Red Cross assistance guidelines, you can help a family connect with community resources that will get them back on their feet. Hours are flexible; can work from home. Training provided free of charge and background check required. For more information, call (605) 336-2448 x2323.
Each day, Feeding South Dakota goes to grocery stores throughout Rapid City picking up donated food as part of our Retail Pickup Program. Volunteers are needed to assist with the collection of these donations on Wednesday mornings. This volunteer position would help the driver pick up and unload the food donations. This job is a physically demanding requiring some heavy lifting and bending. Comfortable clothing is a must including winter wear and good shoes or boots. To volunteer, Sign Up below. For more information, call Shawna at (605) 348-2689
When: 0930hrs, Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Where: Go to the Piedmont American Legion Post (101 Pine St, Piedmont, SD), the main entry table by Dans market or the speakers stand on Main St. Ask for Kevin or Tom.
What: Crowd control support particularly at the corner and one assistant for the speakers stand (no public speaking skills needed).
Volunteers primarily needed to keep the kids out of the street so as not to impede the parade vehicles. Candy is somewhat of a tradition and it somehow finds it way to the middle of the road attracting the kids to pick it up.
They also need one person to assist the announcer.
Volunteers will be outfitted with water and safety gear and deploy them to the parade route.
Please dress for hot weather, bring a hat, and wear sun screen.