Volunteers at Sioux Falls Children's Home enhance our work in providing excellent service to our children. All volunteers who spend direct time with a child must be at least 21 years old and complete an application process which includes fingerprinting and background checks. Children's Home Society serves children with moderate to severe emotional and behavioral needs. Any volunteers who have one-on-one mentoring relationships with children must also complete various levels of training. We ask all volunteers to make as least a one-year commitment.
Thank you for your interest in our volunteer opportunities!
Being a Big Buddy provides a special opportunity to become a friend and mentor to a child.
Big Buddies commit to one year visiting a CHS child typically on a weekly basis with a minimum of 2 times per month. Big Buddies also may act on a student's behalf in the educational decision-making process. If so, you may be asked to attend quarterly meetings and a mandatory yearly meeting on behalf of the child.
Big Buddies must be at least 21 years old and serve as role models, friends, and are part of the Children's Home team.
School/Classroom Buddies tutor children, provide help to teachers, and help straighten the library at Children's Home Loving School.
This position has opportunities to "adopt" a classroom or work in different locations as needed, and may help mornings or afternoons.
Project and Event Volunteer
Project and Event Volunteers help coordinate and/or assist with special projects and fundraising events as needed.
This may include helping with the Orion Classic Golf Benefit or special projects.
Print and complete a volunteer application to get started!