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

Volunteer Tree Planting at Good Earth State Park will happen on Saturday, April 29 starting at 9 a.m. Some tools will be available, but you can bring work gloves and a spade. Stay as long as you're able! Call 605.213.1036 for more information.

Cindo de Mayo Fiesta will be held on Saturday, May 13 at Falls Park. Register to volunteer by April 20th. This event brings together the business and civic community of Sioux Falls to recognize, ,appreciate, and celebrate the cultural gifts and heritage of the Latino people in our midst. Volunteers are needed as Environment Assistant, Ice Runner, Beverage Booth, and First Aid. Call 605.271.0468 for more information.

Neccessities for Neighbors distributes products people cannot purchase with public assistance (toliet paper, feminime hygeine products, diapers, laundry detergent, etc).  Set up will be Saturday, May 6 at 9 a.m. and distribution will be on Sunday, May 7 afternoon. For more info or to sign up email or call 605.361.3683.

Sanford Hospice needs a handful of volunteers to dedicate time on a bi-weekly basis to put together kits for nursing staff. Kits can range in complexity, but come with all supplies necessary. Contact 605.312.5511 for more information.

Ongoing Opportunities

  • LSS seeks mentors:  You don’t need x-ray vision to see that young people thrive when they feel safe, supported, empowered and confident. Spend 1 hour with 1 young person once a week at school and you will experience the power of mentoring. Mentors are everyday heroes for more than 1,066 young people in Sioux Falls. But with hundreds of kids on the waiting list, that’s not enough for every student that needs one. We need new volunteer mentors. You have the power to make a difference. Be an everyday hero.

  • Garfield Elementary is looking for volunteers to read with their students. The time-slots are 20 minute increments and you could voluneer for 1 or 2 sessions on Tuesday mornings at 8:10 am. Students supply the books so each child will be reading at their reading level. Volunteers will most likely not have the same student every time they come to read. Please contact Sue Mollison at for more information.

  • DakotAbilities is looking for volunteers to spend time with residents. A wide range of activities are available including sporting events, community activities, or just sharing interestes with them. DakotAbilities will pay for all tickets required for fuctions. Contact 605.334.4220 for more information.

  • Faith Temple Church needs volunteers every Friday afternoon starting at 3 pm to distribute food to 300-400 families. Call 605.332.2303 for more information.

  • 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 p.m. 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 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Salvation Army gym at 800 N. Cliff Ave. Volunteer groups are welcome for this program. For more information contact Marcie at 605.338.6649; or via email.

  • Bishop Dudley Hospitality House has many volunteer opportunities including Evening Guest Check-In, Lunch Program meal prep and serving, and Front Desk. Learn more about specific times and needs! Contact Derek at or 605.809.8424.

  • 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. Contact for more information.

  • Furniture Mission needs drivers for their delivery truck to deliver furniture to families or pick up donations. No CDL required must be 21. Hours are Monday through Frida noon to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  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 or health care. Drive to Hope is flexible to accommodate your busy schedule. Volunteers must have a valid driver's license, auto insurance, and clean driving and criminal records. Call 367-HELP (605.367.4357) or visit 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 for more information.

Helpline Center

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