DIY Project – Hospital Coloring Bags

Each week throughout the summer of 2018, Helpline Center posts a family friendly do it yourself volunteer project for our Summer of DIY.  Helpline Center invites individuals and families to choose projects that interest them.  Once completed, projects can be delivered to the Helpline Center at 529 Kansas City Street, Suite 201.  Helpline Center staff will deliver the projects to the appropriate non-profit organizations.  If individuals or families would like to deliver the completed projects themselves, the can contact the Helpline Center by dialing 211 to get a list of agencies accepting DIY projects.  To see the directions for each weeks DIY project, visit our Summer of DIY webpage.  Don’t forget to share photos, tagging Helpline Center and using the hashtags #DIYVOLSD and #volunteerrapidcity


Native POP Volunteers

Volunteers are needed in the Welcome and Merchandise booths.  Welcome booth volunteers will welcome people to the annual Native POP Art Market at Main Street Square. They will also: hand out event information – artists, culture bearers, performance lineup, and film showcase; hand out people’s choice tokens and mark people’s hands; keep attendance count with clicker and tracking sheet; and ask attendees to fill out survey.   Volunteers are needed for the morning shift: 8:30am – 1:30pm, and for the afternoon shift: 1:30pm – 6:00pm.

Merchandise volunteers will have information about everything happening during the annual Native POP Art Market at Main Street Square. They will also be selling t-shirts, water, and other merchandise. Volunteers are needed for the afternoon shift: 1:30pm – 6:00pm             

For more information, call 605-394-4101 extension 209.

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 exciting 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


5K Dash of Colors Volunteers

Passages Women’s Transitional Living   is  seeking volunteers for our fundraiser 5k Dash of Color Run On July 28th! Volunteer duties include handing out water to runners and walkers, tshirt table support, waiver and registration table, color blasting, and set up/tear down. Volunteers are needed from 6:30 AM-10:00 AM at Founders Park (near the sand volleyball courts). A brief orientation will be provided.

For more information, please call 605-939-0744



Volunteer Receptionist for Children’s Home Advocacy Center


Volunteer in the Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)/Community Based Services office at 1330 Jolly Lane in east Rapid City. This volunteer will generally have availability on Fridays from 10am- 5pm and occasional other shifts during regular business hours (between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.)


Volunteers for this position will need to have experience in an office setting or with reception duties, good organizational skills, compassionate, friendly personality, the ability to maintain strict confidentiality, knowledge of a business phone system, and work with minimal supervision.  Volunteer must be an adult of good character and pass background screening.

Purpose/Responsibilities/Time Commitment

This volunteer will primarily assist staff with reception and administrative tasks including answering phones, assisting with welcoming/hosting clients, non-offending family members, law enforcement as well as other visitors in the reception area and family waiting room, filing, copying, compiling packets, mailings, spreadsheets, fundraising preparation and various other office projects. This volunteer may also help make follow up phone calls and reminders when necessary.

Ideally, this volunteer will be available from 10am- 5pm on Fridays and occasional other hours when needed. When possible this volunteer will plan in advance for absences during regularly scheduled volunteer hours.


For more information, call 605-343-2811 Ext 19

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Store Closing and Facility Clean Up Crew

The St. Vincent de Paul store in Box Elder will be closing it’s doors and moving all operations to the Spearfish location. They will need assistance in performing final clean-up of the warehouse and retail store. All leftovers from the on-line auction will need to be removed from the facility and into two giant roll-off dumpsters which are on-site. Volunteers will need to assist in sweeping the facility.

To volunteer, please contact Carrie Donovan at 605-791-0707.

Fullerton Farm Volunteer

Fullerton Farm in Box Elder is a hands-on outdoor garden classroom for the children of Youth & Family Services in helping them learn about planting, how to care and to harvest vegetables from a garden. We are also planning on using the garden to grow produce for our Nutrition Program/Food Service, using it to promote eating healthy with our families, provide special garden baskets to families, provide canning classes and more exciting plans for the garden.

Contact Darcie Decker at 605-342-4195 for more information.