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SALSA (Serve & Learn Student Association)

Volunteering today, impacting the future
  • In 1999, the Helpline Center developed SALSA, (Serve and Learn Student Association), as a way to connect youth with opportunities to serve.  Each year, SALSA connects with approximately 600 high school students to engage them in volunteerism, giving them the opportunity to meet new friends, explore careers, gain leadership experience, earn hours for scholarship applications and make a difference in their community.  What started out as a small number of students and a small amount of volunteer hours, has grown into the largest club in the Sioux Falls area!
SALSA Happenings
  • SALSA holds monthly meetings where students hear from non-profit agencies about the needs in our community, learn about individual volunteer opportunities and complete hands on service projects. Twice a month, students also get together in large groups and go out to complete projects (called SALSA Wide Events) decided upon by the youth leadership team.
Sign Up and Log Your Volunteer Hours
  • SALSA Volunteer Matrix – This is where students can complete the online application and log their own volunteer hours!

Become A Member

Interested in joining the SALSA Youth Action Council? Click below to see the requirements and download an application.


The SALSA Leo Recognition Luncheon was held on Monday, March 25, 2019.
63 local SALSA students were recognized for volunteering 50 or more hours in 2018.  

Contact the SALSA Coordinator at 211 or for more information.

Click to Find Volunteer Opportunities

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