Volunteer Opportunities

with BHPFA

If you are interested in volunteering contact bhpf@blackhillsparks.org or (605) 745-1163



Judge the annual Youth Art Contest

Are you an artist or art enthusiast? Help judge our annual youth art contest! Tentative dates April 16th- April 20th: 4-6hrs (up to 4 volunteers needed)

Help at the Great American Clean-up Day w/ Keep Hot Springs Beautiful: May 1st, 2021 8:00am-12:00pm

Help BHPFA clean up litter in our gateway community of Hot Springs, SD!

Volunteer to staff a BHPFA retail/information booth: All events will have a BHPFA staff member on-site at along with volunteers.

Throughout the year BHPFA will host booths at local events in the Black Hills and Nebraska to promote our partnerships, membership, and sell products. Like or public land stores, items sold at events help us provide more funding to our partners.

Potential retail events include:


  • Gold Discovery Days, Custer, SD
    • Friday-Sunday, July 16-18, 2021
    • 3-4 volunteers needed for various shifts
  • Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival
    • Saturday-Sunday, August 28-29, 2021
    • 3-4 volunteers needed for various shifts
  • The Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up and Arts Festival
    • Thursday-Saturday, September 23-25
    • 4-5 volunteers needed for various shifts







Other events: 

  • The Big Mick- Mickelson Trail Century and Half Century Bicycle Ride
    • Saturday, September 11, 2021
    • Help run an aid station to support the ride- details TBD
  • Scotts Bluff Marathon
    • Saturday, September 25, 2021
    • Help run an aid station- details TBD
  • Run Crazy Horse Marathon
    • Sunday, October 3, 2021
    • Help run an aid station-details TBD



Daily Operations

Data Entry

Input and help track membership data: 3-5 hrs a week.

Video Editing

Create and edit educational videos for our social media channels. Potential to develop individual content or help with existing projects.

New Member Recruitment

Love public lands in the Black Hills and Nebraska?  Share your love and enthusiasm by encouraging new members to join our community. We are looking for folks to staff information tables at store locations or community events to talk with visitors about our mission and the benefits of becoming a member.

Become a South Dakota Master Naturalist!

BHPFA is part of a steering committee to launch a master naturalist program in the spring of 2021. If you are interested in learning more visit: www.sdmasternaturalist.org