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Volunteering enhances the services of Black Hills Works and enriches the lives of those we support by creating connections and opportunities.  Through community engagement, individuals can increase their involvement, contributions and accomplishments.  Whether receiving community volunteers or helping those we support to volunteer themselves, our Volunteer Coordination can help make it happen.  Groups and individuals are welcome.  Choose your passion, schedule, and setting. 


Emma Mincks is the Volunteer of the Month. Emma volunteers in the Suzie Cappa Art Center on Range Road, and also serves on one of Black Hills Works committees, monthly. While Emma volunteers, you will certainly find her smiling, getting to know the people served, and being an all around help to Maryann and Susan. What an incredible addition she has been to the people served lives, staff, and Black Hills Works. We are thankful to have her! Thank you Emma for your dedication and love you bring each week! 


Learning Institute:  Share your passion and experience as a volunteer instructor or partner in our Learning Institute. Education, experience, and exposure are provided in both classroom and community settings. You can focus your efforts in the Learning, Sensory, Fitness or Retirement Centers.  
Special Olympics:  Volunteer with our Rapid City Storm either by coaching or being an assistant. Sports include softball, basketball, track & field, soccer, swimming, volleyball, powerlifting, equestrian, bocce ball, and bowling.
Suzie Cappa Art Center:  Help individuals explore their creativity and find their voice as artists. Volunteers share ideas, promote independence,and provide encouragement. No art experience required.  
Out & About:  Join the fun by offering to help provide companionship,transportation, and memories through recreation. This program connects people with the community activities of their interest and the supports needed to attend.
Person-Centered:  Develop a close friendship with a single person by engaging in one-on-one activities. Go to a movie, take a person fishing, or read a book together. The possibilities are endless.
Event Support:  Offer the gift of time by volunteering at BHW Foundation fundraising events. Help is often needed with registration and activity support.  

Become a part of our team and touch the lives of those around us, while also enriching your own.  
     1. Download and complete the Volunteer Application.
     2. Send the application to the Volunteer Coordinator by email, mail, or in person.
     3. Participate in a phone interview to identify the best fit for your talents and schedule.
     4. Schedule and complete a brief volunteer orientation.
     5. Begin making a difference by sharing, teaching, and inspiring.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Matthew McCaskell, at (605) 343-4550  

To print the Volunteer Application, Click HERE
To print the Group Volunteer Application, Click HERE
To print the Mines Buddies Volunteer Application (School of Mines & Technology Students Only), Click HERE
To access the Volunteer Handbook, Click HERE



As community members, the people we support are also looking for opportunities to contribute. Please keep us in mind if your group has a need for caring volunteers.  Many are currently volunteering for groups such as the Humane Society and Cornerstone Rescue Mission. Black Hills Works is also home to the Community Pride Lions Club where members work together on community service project.  



Emma Mincks is the Volunteer of the Month

I have worked for Black Hills Works for 10 months. I was referred by my friend and am enjoying the new experience. I love working with the people we serve every day. The relationships I’ve built with them make every day worthwhile. I have learned a lot in the past several months and am excited to continue growing with the agency.