This week April 23rd – April 29th is National Volunteer Week. Black Hills Center for Equality (BHCFE) would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our wonderful volunteers. Our volunteers are vital to providing the resources, education and networking necessary to enhance the lives of the LGBTQ+ community of the Western South Dakota.
Volunteers are vital to the Black Hills Center for Equality. Volunteers are needed for events, fundraising, grant writing, marketing, putting together our e-newsletter and IT. Our two largest needs at the present time are for marketing and events.
Black Hills Pride 2017 is coming up on July 8th. We need volunteers to assist with setup, tear down, working the BHCFE Pride store, assisting with vendor check-in, setup and tear down at the Pride after party. We are also looking for volunteers in advance of the event to help us with marketing and fundraising. Another upcoming event we have is running a relief station at the Mickelson Trail Marathon. The Mickelson train marathon is a full and half marathon near Deadwood that brings in runners from all over the country. We are the first relief station. We prep and serve light snacks, pour refreshments, and help get the runners energized for the start of the race. This event gives our organization visibility. We get to connect with people from all over the country. Our organization also gets a donation for assisting to make the marathon a success.
If would like to volunteer for us please visit https://www.bhcfe.org/volunteer-today/. Thank you in advance for your interest in volunteering.
Sarah R. Keppen
Vice President, Black Hills Center for Equality (BHCFE)