July Volunteer of the Month recognized in Black Hills

Pictured are Roxanna Andre of the Hope Center; Robyn Opstedahl, July Volunteer of the Month; Opstedahl’s grandson, Brayden Estrup-Konst; Jon Michaels of Black Hills Surgical Hospital; and Lynn Taylor Rick of the Helpline Center. Brayden volunteers with his grandmother at the Hope Center every Tuesday. 

RAPID CITY – The Helpline Center and Black Hills Urgent Care are pleased to announce that Robyn Opstedahl has been named the July 2017 Volunteer of the Month.

The Volunteer of the Month program is sponsored by the Helpline Center and Black Hills Urgent Care, a division of Black Hills Surgical Hospital. Volunteer of the Month recognizes outstanding individuals who make the community stronger through volunteerism.     

Opstedahl was nominated by the Hope Center, where she goes above and beyond to support the mission of the organization while mentoring those living in poverty.

At the Hope Center, Opstedahl helps the staff with handing out hygiene kits and household items, but she also writes grants and actively spreads the word in the community about the work of the Hope Center. She also mentors those being served by the Hope Center, building relationships and helping to guide people to a better life.  

“Robyn has been a blessing to the Hope Center and to those she mentors,” wrote Roxanne Andre, from Hope Center. “Robyn gives 100 percent to our program.”

Helpline Center and Black Hills Urgent Care presented Opstedahl with a framed certificate and Helpline Center T-shirt, gifts from Black Hills Urgent Care and a letter of appreciation from Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender. The Helpline Center will also recognize Opstedahl at the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards banquet on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Best Western Ramkota/Minervas.

For information on volunteer opportunities, please call the Helpline Center at 211 or visit www.helplinecenter.org

Nominations are now open for the 2017-2018 Volunteer of the Month program in the Black Hills.  Click here to make your nomination. 

2017-2018 Volunteers of the Month

June 2017 – Doris Nelson

2016-2017 Volunteers of the Month

June 2016 – Anne Miller

July 2016 – Jessica Benson

August 2016 –  Joel Guptill 

September 2016 – Conard “Gil” Gilbert

October 2016 – Joe Izzillo

November 2016 – Joyce Huber

December 2016 –  Andrew No Heart

January 2017 – Nancy Stephenson

February 2017 – Jennifer Freeman

March 2017 – Keith and Alberta Schulte

April 2017 –  Leon Lunders

May 2017 – Millie Lau  

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