Service Opportunities

As one of Augustana's five core values, service is a critical component of the Augie experience, and 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 follow us @OleServes on Twitter to stay connected.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Make-A-Wish® South Dakota is in need of volunteers to help prepare their printed newsletter for mailing on Wednesday, December 12. They will start at 8:30 a.m. and volunteers can come and go as they are able. Contact Kerry at or sign up online

Meal Delivery Drivers is an active program in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to home bound seniors in the Sioux Falls area. Deliveries are made Monday through Friday from 10:45am - 12:30pm. Call 605.333.3305 for more information.

Stingray Pool Volunteer is a great social experience, allowing volunteers to interact with guests from your own backyard and around the world! Volunteers talk with guests about Stingrays, Sharks and other aquatic animals and is a great opportunity for those who are passionate about ocean life. Call 605.334.9466 Ext 14 or email for more information. 

Come join the fun on Friday, April 12th, 2019  from 10am - 4pm to Celebrate National Volunteer Week! Volunteers can participate in hands-on projects, visit with area nonprofit organizations to find out about volunteer opportunities that fit your interests, schedule and abilities. All projects are open to kids, adults, groups, businesses and anyone else who wants to volunteer! This event will be held at Dow Rummel Village Gathering Hall (1310 West Madison Street) and volunteers can sign up for 2- hour shifts by going to or emailing for more information. 

Dow Rummel Village is looking for people with musical talents to perform for the residents for either one-time events or on-going performances. The majority of musical programs occur in our beautiful chapel, which has a microphone, sound system, and a beautiful grand piano and a pipe organ available for professional players. The residents enjoy a variety of music both in the afternoon and evening. Call 605.575.0170  or visit their website for more information.


Ongoing Opportunities

  • Boys and Girls Club Sioux Empire has paid and volunteer positions available for their tutoring program! This position offers flexible scheduling and it does not matter your major! Call 605.306.5301 for more information!

  • LSS seeks mentors:  You don’t need x-ray vision to see 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.

  • The Banquet serves breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. 5-7 volunteers are needed at 5:30 a.m. to prep the meal and 15 volunteers are needed at 6:30 a.m. to serve the meal. All volunteers are done no later than 8:30 a.m. No group is too small to serve and every individual is needed. There are many dates we need to fill! Call 605.335.7066 and ask for Dakotah.

  • Good Samaritan Society has many opportunities available to help enrich the lives of seniors through being a library organizer, dining room assistant, bingo assistant, nail care provider or piano player. 

  • Garfield Elementary is looking for volunteers to read with their students. The time-slots are 20-minute increments and you could volunteer 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.

  • The Great Plains Zoo is always seeking new volunteers with an interest in nature, animals, education, the zoo, and people. Call 605.367.8313 ext. 149 for more information.

  • Sanford USD Medical Center is dedicated to the work of health and healing and has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. 

  • Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center provides health care services via the hospital, hospice, and physician clinics and offers many volunteer opportunities.

  • 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 our Club members do not have positive role models in their lives and they are eager to find consistent adult interaction with 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. The 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 elderly in remaining in their homes by providing light housekeeping, minor home repair, lawn work, transportation for medical appointments and grocery shopping. Volunteers work around their own schedule and choose projects based on their ability.  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 Friday 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.

Helpline Center

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