Boy Scout Camp Service Projects

The Boy Scouts of America, Black Hills Area Council seeks volunteers at the Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch. The ranch hosts and delivers quality programs to over 3,000 participants each year and is the largest youth camp in the Black Hills. To keep our camp up and running smoothly, requires many volunteers to help us with a variety of service projects throughout the property. They include:

  • Exterior/Interior Painting
  • Fence Maintenance
  • Grounds Maintenance
    • Planting
    • Mowing
    • Splitting Wood
  • Tree Cutting
  • Electrical Work
  • Plumbing Work
  • Basic Construction
  • Cleaning of Buildings

With an on-site property ranger, service can be arranged at any time and at the convenience of the individual or group. We would be extremely grateful for any help that we get. Every bit helps sustain this fantastic property that offers programs to area youth and families.

For more information, call 605-342-2824. 


Thrift Store Volunteer

The Cornerstone Thrift Store seeks volunteers to sort and hang donated clothing and possibly sort through other donations. This opportunity is available Monday through Saturday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

For more information, call Deb at (605) 718-8712.

Mentoring Persons on Federal Probation

The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services in South Dakota, in an effort to reduce recidivism and increase pro-social connections in the lives of person’s under supervision, has an exicting and rewarding opportunity to contribute to creating a safer and more just community in the Black Hills. 

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to meet with person’s under supervision for a minimum of 3-5 hours a month. These interactions can encompass a range of activities from fishing and hiking, to offering support to the person under supervision as they apply for employment or search for housing. You will work with the person under supervision and their Probation officer in a collaborative way to increase their ability to remain lawfully self-managed. By your very presence in their lives you can make a long-lasting, beneficial, impact! 

If you are interested, U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services is required to perform a background check (at no cost to you). If you have previously been on Federal or State Probation or Parole we can work with you to see if you qualify to be a mentor. 

For more information, please contact Glenn Duggin at 605-399-5920.

Life, INC. Seeks Sturgis Winter Quarter Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Life INC winter quarter classes for Sturgis. The winter quarter will run every Thursday evening for 7 weeks total (6 weeks of classes, last week for graduation). The dates are 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/13 (please note this week will be on Wednesday evening to free up Valentines), 2/21 & graduation on 2/28.

We are looking to fill some of the following volunteers roles:

  • Meal Prep/Serve
  • Set-up/Sign-in & Greeters/Tear-down
  • Driver (this may vary week to week)
  • Promotion

Our mission is to partner with local churches, ministries & businesses to help mobilize & expand our capacity to serve those in the greater Sturgis area, in the name of Christ – Love INC. We offer lifeskills classes & events, open to anyone. Our hope is to help you build relationships, build yourself and build a better community. Its better to do life together!

To volunteer call Simone at 605-718-5683

Ellsworth AFB Tax Center Volunteer

The Ellsworth AFB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is seeking volunteers to assist Active Duty Members, Dependents and Retirees in preparing their taxes.

Volunteers win by giving back to others, learning about new tax laws & strategies that can save YOU and YOUR FAMILY time and money, supplementing your award packages and building your resume and network.

Training for Tax Center volunteers is January 7th – 11th from 0800-1600 in the Deployment Center.  Tax Services for will available 4 Feb – 11 April 2019.  Volunteers are asked to provide 1 day per week (0830-1500) for 11 weeks.

Active Duty may volunteer with their Commander’s permission.  Dependents and Retirees with base access are also welcome to volunteer.

To sign up, or for more information, please contact the Ellsworth Legal Office at 605-385-2329.  Volunteers need to be identified NLT Wednesday, 19 December 2018.


Home Sweet Home Volunteers

The Rapid City Arts Council is hosting the December Saturday Art Adventures.  This is a free festive holiday themed art activity for children where children will be constructing and decorating gingerbread houses. 10-15 volunteers needed to help greet, clear tables, work the candy supply station, and help as needed. Assistance with set up and tear down would be welcome

To volunteer, please contact Katie Lou Krebs:
Assistant Curator & Volunteer Coordinator  |  605.394.4101 x212

Route Driver Assistant

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 physically demanding requiring some heavy lifting and bending.  Comfortable clothing is a must including winter wear and good shoes or boots.

To volunteer, please call Shawna at (605) 348-2689.


Hospice Volunteers

Hospice of the Hills is seeking volunteers to provide support to patients and families who are facing a life-threatening illness.  Volunteers may volunteer in people’s homes throughout Pennington, Custer and Fall River Counties.  They may also visit someone in the nursing home, or work at the Hospice House which is located in Rapid City.  Volunteers should be 18 years of age or older.

To volunteer, or for more information, please call 605-755-7710.