Volunteers Needed for Piedmont 4th of July Parade

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.

Emergency Warming Shelter Meal Providers

Dedicate a time to create a meal for the Emergency Warming Shelters held at Faith Temple in Rapid City. The warming shelters are held in the evening-morning for those experiencing homelessness in Rapid City. Your meal can be dinner or breakfast for 30 people; drinks are accepted but not required for a volunteer to bring when providing a meal.

The warming shelter is held Thursdays starting at 7 PM-8 AM and Fridays-Sundays at 5 PM- 8 AM, through the end of April.

Your meal will be coordinated between you and the opportunity coordinator, Cathie, based on your availability and what nights and mornings they need fulfilled.

To volunteer, please contact Cathie Harris at: cbh1961_3@hotmail.com

Pop-Up Play Volunteers

SDSU Extension is in need of volunteers to do pop-up play (physical activity) with youth this summer on Fridays from 9:30 am-2:30 pm in partnership with Rapid City Area Schools. Volunteers would be trained to provide these activities. Must pass a background check. Open to youth groups/organizations as well!

To volunteer, please contact Aimee Ladonski at: aimee.ladonski@sdstate.edu

High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair Judge

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is seeking judges for the 2018 High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair. The fair will be on Wednesday, April 4th, beginning with check-in from 7-8 am and judging will wrap up at noon. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, visit http://www.sdsmt.edu/sciencefair.

For more information, contact Jade Herman at jade.herman@sdsmt.edu or (605) 394-1718.

Valley View Elementary Fall Festival Seeks Volunteers

Valley View Elementary in Rapid City is holding their annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 23rd.

To volunteer you can download the Valley View Fall Festival Volunteer Form, fill it out, and return it to the school. Without your help, this carnival would not be as successful!

Volunteers may dress up, but we ask no overly scary costumes as this carnival is attended by many young children. Thanks in advance and what a fun way to join in and do something good for our community!

If you have any questions, please contact Marlyn Johnson, Valley View Secretary, at 393-2812.

Lunch with Soldiers Seeking Military Members

Lunch with Soldiers: This is an amazing opportunity to give back to the schools!

This will be a weekly event on Wednesdays from 1200-1300 where you will eat lunch in a classroom while interacting with the students, then participate during recess time. You will come to the office and check-in, the address is 10 Van Buren Street (south of the Mall). Please come and make a difference in these students lives and put a smile on their faces!

Please contact Kathy Harn, the school counselor at General Beadle Elementary in Rapid City, at (605) 394-1841 to sign up to be a part of Lunch with Soldiers.