Service Opportunities

As one of Augustana's five core values, service is critical component of the Augie experience. There are many ways to get involved in the community. As community partners contact Augustana, we'll post those opportunities here. Check back often! Join Ole Serves on Viking Central and Twitter to stay connected.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Lifescape's annual Mall Walk fundraiser is Saturday, February 4 and they need volunteers for the following areas: registration table, face painting, greeting, photography, cheering groups, team signs, food, and event tear down. Email Becky at Rebecca.Sluiter@LifeScapeSD.org or call 605-444-9621.

Multi-Cultural Center's Decadence in Chocolate is on the evening of Saturday, February 4 and they need volunteers to assist with clearing tbles, serving people, and filling chocolate on tables. Call 605-367-7401 for more information.

Girl Scouts is looking for volunteers to assist with the following events! If you or your student organization would like to get involved, please contact Nancy at 605-336-2978 ext 9804 or NTapken@gsdakotahorizons.org.  January 25 at Morningside Community Center from 3 to 4 pm.

 

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Mentors needed at the Boys and Girls Club who are willing to commit 1 to 2 hours per week working with youth ages 6 to 18. The hope is to establish an on-going relationship between the mentor and mentee that lasts at least one year. Mentors will spend time playing games, doing projects, completing homework, or just hanging out with their mentee. Many of Club members do not have positive role models in their lives and they are eager to find consistent adult interaction and someone they can look up to. Please call (605) 275-1009 if interested.

  • Afterschool Food Program is looking for volunteers at Oak View Library to help hand out food to kids who attend.  Program runs Monday-Friday 2:30-4:30. Any assistance is welcome, even if you are not available each day of the week. Please call 605-367-8060 if interested.

  • Multi-Cultural Center is seeking assistant teachers for the after school program in a reading classroom and a math classroom. The program runs Monday through Thursday from 3 to 5 pm while school is in session. 

  • Sallie's Table Weekend Feeding Program is an outreach feeding program designed to supplement existing programs in the community. When the Banquet is closed (weekends) the Salvation Army provides food for those in need. The service operates Saturday and Sunday evenings from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Salvation Army gym at 800 N. Cliff Ave. Volunteer groups are welcome for this program. For more information contact Kelly at 605.328.6365; or via email at Kelly.Tollefson@SanfordHealth.org.

  • Bishop Dudley Hospitality House is looking for a volunteer to greet guests, help guests obtain supplies to take showers, answer telephones, refer guests to resource coordinator or executive director for additional help as needed, and help guests operate washing & drying machines

  • Workers on Wheels is a senior services program designed to assist the frail elderly in remaining in their homes by providing light housekeeping, minor home repair, lawn work, and transportation for medical appointments and grocery shopping. Volunteers work on their own schedule and choose projects based on their ability. No hourly time commitment is required; projects may be taken weekly, monthly, or annually.

  • Furniture Mission needs Saturday morning drivers for their delivery truck to deliver furniture to families or pick up donations. No CDL required.  Call 605.977.6800 for more information.

  • Lend a lift to a neighbor with a need and change their life. A quick trip across town may mean little to you, but for some, it can mean access to food and health care. Drive to Hope needs volunteers to drive once a day, once a week or once a month. Volunteers must have a valid driver's license, auto insurance, and a clean driving and criminal record. Dial 2-1-1 today! Or visit www.siouxfallsmpo.org/help for more information.

  • Pennies for Patients is looking for an organization to sponsor a "bring in your spare change" program that supports research and patient aid to those fighting blood cancers. They supply all materials, and are looking for someone with a big heart and some time to organize a drive on campus. Contact Christine.Meng@lls.org for more information.

HelpLine Center

To find other non-profit agencies and other local volunteer opportunities, please visit the Helpline Center website.