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Volunteer Manager Support

The Helpline Center offers a variety of services to local non-profit organizations including volunteer recruitment assistance and support for volunteer managers.

Online Recruitment Postings – The Helpline Center Volunteer Connections program has a robust online volunteer database,, that promotes volunteer opportunities to the Sioux Empire, Black Hills, and Brookings County. Register your agency now.

Volunteer Manager Email Alert System – Stay in the know by signing up for the Helpline Center’s email alert system. Emails are sent periodically to announce special events, new research, donations and more. Email Allison to get your agency added to this list. 


Brown Bag Lunch Series

Gather with Helpline Center in Brookings to learn ways to better manage your organizations volunteers, rejuvenate yourself and the many roles you play, and leave with action steps to grow your volunteer program.

2020 Brown Bag Lunch Schedule:

  • February 7 – Interns and Short-term Volunteers with Val Kleinjan Alberts of the SDSU Counseling and Human Development Department from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at First Bank & Trust, 520 6th Street
  • May 1 – Volunteer Connections 101 with Helpline Center
  • August 7 – TBD
  • November 6 – Sensitive Situations and Vulnerable Populations with Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter

To be a speaker or to learn more about Brown Bag Luncheons dial 211 or email Allison at


Volunteer Management Training 2020

Upcoming Volunteer Management Training:

Wednesday, March 25 – Thursday, March 26, 2020
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Brookings United Way Office

Are you new to managing volunteers? Already a volunteer manager and want to build a stronger, more effective program? Volunteer Management Training will help you improve recruitment, retention and productivity of volunteers within your organization.

We will understand and master session topics like:

Understanding Volunteering

Planning a Volunteer Program

Recruiting and Placing Volunteers

Orienting and Training Volunteers

Supervising Volunteers

Evaluating Your Volunteer Program

Register HERE!                                                    

For more information on 2020 training dates dial 211 or email Allison at