More than 80 volunteers nominated for their volunteer spirit
The Helpline Center had the privilege of honoring 84 individuals, groups and businesses at the 2019 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards on, Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Volunteers were nominated by Sioux Empire area non-profits and individuals in the community.
Sponsors of the event include: Midco, Avera, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls, Independent Insurance Agents of Sioux Falls, High Point Networks, Children’s Dental Center and Parkway Orthodontics, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard, MetaBank and Citi.
The 2019 Spirit of Volunteerism Award nominees:
Youth Award Nominees:
Rachel K. Johnson
Group Volunteer Award Nominees:
Augustana University SALT
Avera Prince of Peace Volunteers
Call to Freedom Administrative Team
Cynthia and Gary Bormann
Good Earth State Park Volunteers
Holy Spirit Church
McCrossan Boys Ranch
Pathways to Life (Lifescape)
Resources for Human Development South Dakota
Ron & Elaine Frary
Sioux Falls Pride
The Ransom Church
Corporate Humanitarian Award Nominees:
Fourteen Foods DQ Grill & Chill
JA Sammons Council
Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union
Wells Fargo Wireless World
Up and Coming Volunteer Award Nominees:
James Payer II
Shining Bright Volunteer Award Nominees:
Lifetime Volunteer Award Nominees:
Charles (Ed) Castle
The Helpline Center Volunteer Connections program provides the critical link between those who want to volunteer and the agencies that need them. The Volunteer Connections program manages an online database of hundreds of volunteer opportunities in the Sioux Empire. The volunteer database can be accessed at volunteer.helplinecenter.org. Helpline Center Volunteer Connections also recruits volunteers through weekly emails and texts, provides volunteer manager trainings, organizes the Volunteer Sioux Falls events and coordinates volunteer recognition events such as Spirit of Volunteerism Awards and Volunteer of the Month.
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About the Helpline Center
The Helpline Center began serving the Sioux Empire community in 1974. Through the years, the agency grew to 24 hour/7 days a week service, and now serves multiple communities across South Dakota. The Helpline Center serves thousands of people every year by connecting individuals to resources and support, providing referrals, connecting people with volunteer opportunities, offering hope to individuals with thoughts of suicide and supporting families bereaved by a suicide loss. The mission of the Helpline Center is making lives better by giving support, offering hope and creating connections all day, every day. We fulfill our mission through the following core service areas: 211 Helpline, Suicide & Crisis Support and Volunteer Connections.