Blog: Volunteer Opportunities

20 Family Volunteering Ideas

20 Ideas to Celebrate National Family Month By Volunteering with Your Family National Family Month is celebrated from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. National Family Month and the upcoming Father’s Day weekend provide an opportunity for families to share special time together, to develop or renew relationships, and to remind everyone of the importance of family involvement in raising healthy,…READ MORE

Volunteering can pay off in your job

BY DEBRA AUERBACH CAREERBUILDER It’s no secret that volunteering for a cause you’re passionate about can be an enriching, rewarding and lifechanging experience. Yet the benefits of volunteering can spread beyond your personal life to your professional life. Volunteering can help build your résumé, and it can be the boost you need to secure a…READ MORE

Volunteering is for Everyone

 Youth: Volunteering at an early age teaches responsibility and establishes a strong work ethic and a willingness to serve others. Students: Students gain unmatched real-world experience, are better prepared for a career of service, and may even meet many educational requirements. Adults: 1 in 4 adults volunteered in 2013. From working professionals to stay-at-home parents,…READ MORE

Why do you want to volunteer?

I want to make a difference: In 2013 volunteers made an unprecedented difference in South Dakota! Nearly 21.5 million hours were volunteered, and the estimated value of this service is close to $483.5 million. I want to meet new friends: 219,290 South Dakotans, including youth, students, adults and seniors volunteered in 2013. So you’re in…READ MORE

7 Traits of Amazing Volunteers

If you and your organization want to take on the biggest challenges facing humanity you will need an amazing tribe of volunteers. The key word here is amazing. http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellindenmayer/2013/06/03/7-traits-of-amazing-volunteers/

Helpline Center opens position for RSVP Project Coordinator

The Helpline Center seeks a qualified individual to join our Volunteer Connections team as the RSVP Project Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the programming and operations of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Lincoln, Minnehaha, Turner and Union Counties in South Dakota. Experience working with adults 55 years and older…READ MORE

National Volunteer Week!

Thank you to all those in the community that volunteer!  National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, 2015, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.  It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

Benefits of Family Volunteering!

Give Back, Get Back — The Top Five Benefits of Family Volunteering!  1. Volunteering Makes You Happy: Helping Other People Kindles Kindness. 2. The Multiplier Effect: Children who volunteer are more likely to continue with community as adults, and ultimately carry on that tradition with their own family. 3. Improved Health and Well-Being: Volunteering enhances your self-confidence,…READ MORE