Spanish Speaking Literacy Tutor

The Literacy Council of the Black Hills is seeking volunteer tutors.  All volunteer tutors are trained as tutors for adults, or in special cases teenagers, who are having difficulties reading, writing, speaking, and/or listening at a basic literacy level (0 to approximately 8th grade level).
Tutoring is one-on-one and volunteers meet with students in public places of their choice and at times that are convenient for them. Tutors try to meet at least once a week and a one-year commitment is advised.
To volunteer, call (605) 394-4171.

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Clothes Sorting at General Beadle

The Community Schools Clothes Closet is located inside of General Beadle Elementary School and houses clothing, shoes, coats and hygiene items for elementary age students.

We are currently seeking volunteers to help us sort the newly donated clothes. The clothes closet is open from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, August through May.

Volunteers will help stack clothing in size order on the shelves provided, hang coats/jackets on the rack, and sort shoes by size and place in the shoes closet provided.

The Community Schools Clothes Closet impacts many local families and students throughout the school year. Your help in helping keep the closet organized will be beneficial to us!

To volunteer, email Morgan VonHaden at Morgan.VonHaden@k12.sd.us.

Summer of DYI – Winter Car Kits

Each week throughout the summer of 2018, Helpline Center Volunteer Connections program posts a do-it-yourself volunteer project.

Helpline Center invites individuals and families to choose projects that interest them. Once completed, the projects can be delivered to the Helpline Center offices in Rapid City.  Helpline Center staff will deliver the projects to the appropriate nonprofits. If individuals or families would prefer to deliver the completed projects themselves, they can contact the Helpline Center by dialing 211 to get a list of agencies accepting the DIY projects.  And don’t forget to share photos, tagging Helpline Center and using the hashtags #DIYVOLSD #volunteerrapidcity

This weeks project is making Winter Car Kits.

Winter Car Kits can be used for elderly members of our community,
organizations that regularly drive for or with their clients they serve, and
families traveling throughout South Dakota. The Winter Car Kit will ensure safety on the road and in emergencies in our community! The kits will be distributed to organizations in need of kits for their clients or their staff and their services.

Rapid City Walk to End Alzheimer’s Volunteer

The Alzheimer’s Association seeks volunteers for the Rapid City Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Day of Walk Volunteer Descriptions:
Set-up volunteers are needed between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.. These volunteers will help with set up and decorate the walk route, registration area and the stage.

Registration volunteers are needed 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. These volunteers will work check in pre-registered participants and day-of registrants. These volunteers will also provide T-shirts when applicable.

Greeters are needed 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.. Volunteers will help participants fill out registration forms and direct them to the appropriate line.

Promise Garden volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. These volunteers work in the promise garden tent handing out appropriate flowers.

Tear down volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. They will help take down the route and clean up the registration area.

Water stop volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will provide water to participants.

To volunteer, Sign Up below. For more information, call 605-339-4543.

SDSU 2018 Aging Gracefully Expo Volunteers Needed

SDSU Extension will host the Aging Gracefully Expo on Sept. 15 at 10 AM MDT at the Holiday Inn (505 N. 5th St., Rapid City, SD 57701). Volunteers are need to assist with welcoming attendees, assisting with logistics and other tasks. Below is a description of different volunteer needs.

Orientation Meeting: September 15, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

Only morning shift volunteers needs to attend this meeting. This meeting will last about 10 minutes to review volunteer assignment and answer any additional questions.

Title: Expo Host

Job Description: Volunteers will be stationed at the welcome table. Volunteers will greet guests as they arrive, distribute event programs, answer questions about the event and encourage participants to complete the evaluation before they leave the event for their chance to win a door prize. Volunteers will collect completed surveys from guest. Volunteers will distribute and collect door prize entry forms. Only guest who complete the entry form will be eligible to enter the drawing for a door prize. All door prize entry forms must be collected by 3:15 p.m.

  • Morning shift (9:30 to 1:00): 3 volunteers
  • Afternoon shift (1:00 to 4:00): 3 volunteers*

*Please arrive 15 minutes early to be briefed about duties.

Title: Expo Keynote Webcast Presentation Manager

Job Description: Volunteers will assist the event or panel moderator. Volunteers will collect questions from the audience. Audience questions shall be written on index cards and delivered to the moderator. Volunteers will also help manage questions that arrive from remote locations by screening for appropriateness (no political questions) and writing them on index cards to be given to the moderator. Volunteer will compile a list of questions that could not be answered because of time constraints. Volunteers will try to get contact information of person who asked question so they follow can happen at a later time.

  • 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • 3 volunteers

Title: Expo Breakout Presentation Manager

Job Description: Volunteers will assist presenters during the breakout presentations, distribute and collect presentation evaluation forms. Will return completed evaluation forms to Expo Host at welcome table.

  • 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • 4 volunteers (2 per session)

To volunteer,  call (605) 394-1722. 

Once Upon a Festival Volunteers

Storybook Island’s Once Upon A Festival is a large carnival with games, vendors and lots of fun. It is also a huge fundraiser for Storybook Island.

We are looking for volunteers for this 2-day event, which runs 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 8-9. You can volunteer for a half day or the whole day.

SBI_LOGOFor more information, call 605-342-6357.

DIY Projects – Birthday in a Bag

Each week throughout the summer of 2018, Helpline Center Volunteer Connections program posts a do-it-yourself volunteer project.

Helpline Center invites individuals and families to choose projects that interest them. Once completed, the projects can be delivered to the Helpline Center offices in Rapid City.  Helpline Center staff will deliver the projects to the appropriate nonprofits. If individuals or families would prefer to deliver the completed projects themselves, they can contact the Helpline Center by dialing 211 to get a list of agencies accepting the DIY projects.  And don’t forget to share photos, tagging Helpline Center and using the hashtags #DIYVOLSD #volunteerrapidcity

This weeks project is Birthday in a Bag.  Birthdays are a special day for children. However, it can be difficult for families who do not have the resources to celebrate.  Birthday in a Bag is a way to help those families in need with their children’s birthday celebrations. Once you’ve created your Birthday in a Bag, drop of the package at the Help-line Center & we will deliver to organizations that work with children and families.

Feeding South Dakota Backpack Program Volunteers

The Feeding South Dakota Backpack Program provides Black Hills area school children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food for the weekend, when schools are closed and there is no access to free school meals. Food is packaged and delivered to schools, where the food is slipped into the child’s own backpack to take home. To volunteer or for more information, call (605) 348-2689

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Volunteer

The Alzheimer’s Association seeks volunteers for the Rapid City Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Day of Walk Volunteer Descriptions:
Set-up volunteers are needed between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.. These volunteers will help with set up and decorate the walk route, registration area and the stage.

Registration volunteers are needed 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. These volunteers will work check in pre-registered participants and day-of registrants. These volunteers will also provide T-shirts when applicable.

Greeters are needed 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.. Volunteers will help participants fill out registration forms and direct them to the appropriate line.

Promise Garden volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. These volunteers work in the promise garden tent handing out appropriate flowers.

Tear down volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. They will help take down the route and clean up the registration area.

Water stop volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will provide water to participants.

To volunteer, please call 605-339-4543.