There are numerous organizations in Sioux Falls in need of volunteer help. By no means should this list be considered comprehensive. For a more complete listing of Sioux Empire service opportunities, please visit HelpLine Center. If you are an organization looking for volunteers, or know of an organization looking for volunteers, please contact us!
- Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center
- The Banquet
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire
- Children's Care Hospital and School
- The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
- Feeding South Dakota
- Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons
- Girls on the Run/Girls on Track
- The Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls
- Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
- Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls
- The Outdoor Campus
- Sanford Health
- Sioux Falls Area Humane Society
- Workers on Wheels
Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Its mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by the values of compassion, hospitality, and stewardship.
Volunteer opportunities are available throughout Avera McKennan Hospital, Avera Prince of Peace nursing home, and Avera McKennan Hospice.
The purpose of The Banquet is to provide a safe place where people can gather, receive nourishment, and experience love in action.
The Banquet serves breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday and lunch on Saturday. During an evening meal, The Banquet typically serves 350-400 people. The Banquet also operates Project S.O.S. (supply our students) which collects and provides school supplies to students throughout the year.
Big Brothers Big Sisters works to help boys, girls, and new mothers achieve their potential through positive adult relationships. By sharing experiences, celebrating accomplishments, and listening, a Big Brother, Big Sister, or Mentor Mom can make an impact in the life of a child.
Children's Care Hospital and School offers a wide range of healthcare and educational services to children from birth to age 21. Whether cuddling or playing with a child or assisting staff behind the scenes, volunteers at Children's Care Hospital and School play a vital role in providing a caring environment for children with special needs.
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is the largest not-for-profit provider of senior care in the United States. In Sioux Falls, Good Samaritan facilities offer services ranging from skilled nursing care to home care, and more.
Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the Good Samaritan Society's Sioux Falls facilities.
Feeding South Dakota assists in providing temporary food assistance to approximately 21,000 hungry individuals and families in the state of South Dakota. Additionally, the Back Pack Program provides food every weekend to more than 5,000 children who might otherwise go hungry.
In 2012, Feeding South Dakota distributed more than 12.5 million pounds of food in the fight against hunger.
Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through experiences such as field trips, service projects, and cultural exchanges, Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential.
Whether you are available for an hour or a year, there are many ways to serve the Girl Scouts of the Dakota Horizons council.
The Girls on the Run and Girls on Track programs are experiential learning programs designed to boost self-esteem and encourage positive physical and mental development in girls in 3rd through 8th grades. Girls on the Run serves girls in grades three through five, while Girls on Track serves girls in grades six through eight. Experience with running is not a prerequisite for volunteering.
The Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum strives to achieve four objectives: Education, Conservation, Recreation, and Discovery. The Great Plains Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals, including Asian cats, African rhinos, giraffes, monkeys, and more.
The Delbridge Museum of Natural History features a collection of 150 mounted animals, 36 of which are considered "vanishing species".
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls is committed to eliminating substandard housing by constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells donated construction items and diverts more than 250 tons of building materials from landfills every year. Proceeds from the ReStore support the Habitat for Humanity mission.
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota cares for, strengthens, and supports families and communities through various programs. Many programs offered by LSSSD would not be possible without the time and talents of volunteers. From office volunteers stuffing envelopes, to mentors in the schools being a positive role model to a child - every minute and every ounce of love given is a gift.
The Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls provides opportunities for all people to learn, celebrate, and share through cultural experiences. The center offers resources to culturally diverse communities through assistance with housing, adult and youth services.
The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls is your gateway to outdoor adventure. Visitors to The Outdoor Campus experience everything from cross-country skiing, shooting a bow and arrow, gardening for butterflies, and more!
Operated by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks, The Outdoor Campus relies on more than 150 volunteers every year!
Sanford Health is dedicated to the work of health and healing. By combining tradition with innovation, Sanford is ensuring every community member has access to the highest quality care and services close to home.
Volunteers are needed in a wide range of areas.
The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society works to find animals permanent homes, prevent animal cruelty, and educate people on the humane treatment of animals.
Volunteers are needed to walk dogs, cuddle cats, assist with adoptions and work in the pet therapy program.
Offered by the Center for Active Generations, the Workers on Wheels program serves to assist the elderly in remaining independent in their homes by providing light chore, minor home repair, and transportation for medical appointments and grocery shopping. These services are provided by volunteers who donate their time and talents to enable individuals to continue living independently in their homes.