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Rapid City Volunteers

Stocking Shelves in the Food Pantry 

Every day our pantry in Rapid City serves hundreds of families in need. To meet the demand we need energetic people that enjoy visiting with others. We need volunteers to work flexible shifts between the hours of 8 am – 4 pm Monday thru Friday to stock shelves and assist families visiting our pantry. If you have work gloves, please bring them because they will come in handy for some of the necessary tasks.  Some bending and lifting is required. Volunteers will be standing on concrete for the duration of the project, so wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. If you are interested in volunteering in the pantry, click here to volunteer in Rapid City.

Guest Check-in for the Food Pantry

Every day our pantry in Rapid City serves hundreds of families in need. To meet the demand we need energetic people that enjoy visiting with others. We are looking for volunteers to work flexible shifts checking in guest and doing some light office work between the hours of 10 am – 2 pm Monday- Friday. Volunteers will be working in an office setting so wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. Volunteers for this position must be 18 years of age. If you are interested in volunteering in the Food Pantry, click here to volunteer in Rapid City.

Food Sorting 

Throughout the month we organize individuals and volunteer groups to sort food that is collected from local food drives or donated from our local business partners. We need volunteers to work flexible shifts between the hours of 8 am – 2 pm Monday thru Friday to sort food and repack boxes with the sorted food for distribution. If you have work gloves, please bring them because they will come in handy for some of the necessary tasks.  Volunteers will be standing on concrete for the duration of the project, so wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. Some bending and lifting up to 50 pounds is involved. If you are interested in volunteering to sort food click here to volunteer in Rapid City

BackPack Program 

During the school year, volunteers are needed to help with the BackPack Program. We run one – two shift per week, depending on location, 25–40 volunteers per shift. All volunteers must be 11 years or older. There are no exceptions to this rule. Anyone between the ages of 11-17 needs to be accompanied by an adult. Enthusiasm is key; we LOVE energetic group leaders! If you are interested in an opportunity to volunteer with the BackPack Program click here to volunteer in Rapid City.

Light Office Work / Special Projects (Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City)

Throughout the year special projects and events in the community will arise where Feeding South Dakota needs your help. These events could be volunteering at outdoor concerts, stuffing envelopes or helping at local sporting events. There is no set schedule for these events. If you are interested in assisting with these events please click here to volunteer in Rapid City or to get event information and upcoming schedules.