Our volunteers help us provide the extra loving touch for the children and young adults when their families can’t be there.

An Opportunity to Provide Companionship

For the adults, volunteers are special friends that bring so much sunshine into their lives.

Work Behind the Scenes

Volunteers also provide “behind the scenes” assistance which includes errand running, clerical work, sewing and maintenance.

Volunteer with a Friend or Group!

Remember, you don't have to volunteer alone...bring along co-workers, family members or friends.

Check Our List of Volunteer Opportunities

Add your name to this list of volunteers!  Getting involved is easy! First, choose something from the list below that fits your personality or lifestyle. Then print and fill out the Volunteer Service Application or contact:

Becky Sluiter

Applications may be emailed, dropped off, or mailed to:
LifeScape Volunteer Services
2501 West 26th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

We Love our Volunteers!!

Volunteer Opportunities

Here’s How You Can Help: 

Swim Aid
Classroom Assistant
Fishing Buddy
Therapy Dog
Surrogate Parent
Sports and Fitness Companion
Garden Mentor
Friend of Faith
Auxiliary Member
Delivery Driver
Office & Clerical Assistant
Recreational Aid
Community Fun
Lunch Room Assistant
Playground Friend
Sleep Study Companion
Share Your Knowledge of Local History  
Genealogy Research Supporter
Guy Time
For the Love of Arts
WWII History Enthusiast
Coffee Friend
Sports Buddy
Scrapbooking to Help People Tell Their Story
Arts and Crafts
Cooking and Baking
Share Your Musical Talents and Knowledge of Instruments
Cultural Diversity and Enrichment, and much more!
We welcome all kinds of hobbies and interests as we want to learn from you, our friends!
Small groups are welcome for:
Desserts and Game Night
Chef for a Night
Holiday Baking
Holiday Crafts and Games
Yard work
Night of Bowling
Bean Bag Tournaments
Chair Volleyball
Glow in the Dark Chair Volleyball
Play a Game of Baseball
Attend a Sports Game with Us

Volunteer and make a difference in someone's life!




The LifeScape Ambassadors were formed in October 2014 when the auxiliaries of the former South Dakota Achieve and Children’s Care Hospital & School voted unanimously to join together to form one group. The mission of the LifeScape Ambassadors is to provide the “extras” to enhance the quality of life for the adults and children supported by LifeScape. It’s a legacy of the “mother’s touch” that both auxiliaries sought to provide when they formed—to be sure all felt loved and cared for.

The group gathers for a luncheon meeting at 11:45 on the third Monday of each month, September through May. The Ambassadors raise money for LifeScape's Wish List needs through annual fundraising events, and provide special events for the enjoyment of the adults and children we support.

MallWalk: February fundraising event started in 1994. Participants (friends, families, and individuals supported by LifeScape) gather at the Empire Mall to walk in support of LifeScape. Funds are raised through individual and corporate donations, and sponsorships.  Coming up February 2, 2019.

One Autumn Night: A night of friendship and fun for men and women, with live music, heavy hors d'oeurves, silent auction, and cash bar.  September 21, 2018. 

Other activities include hosting dances, organizing Christmas gifts for children and adults, a holiday cookie exchange, a Halloween party, and hosting other social events for adults. With LifeScape Adult Services, they act as family and friends to provide the social connections we all need for balanced lives.

Become a member of the LifeScape Ambassadors, or find out more by contacting:

Jocy Smith, 605-444-444-9808, jocelyn.smith@lifescapesd.org
Kim Haiar, 605-444-9806, kimberly.haiar@lifescapesd.org   or   
Jamie Richardson, 605-444-9631, jamie.richardson@LifeScapeSD.org  or
Julie Gehm, 605-444-9528, julie.gehm@LifeScapeSD.org